Meet the Commission

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Jeff Wilson

Commission District:1
Term: 2016 - 2021
Board Position: President
4723 Mt. Solo Road
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: 360-577-6586

After graduating Mark Morris High School he attended Western Washington University where he studied business and history. In 1986, he started his first business and has since owned and operated several local businesses. During his 46 years of residency here in Cowlitz County, Jeff has been an active member in many local community events including several historical preservation efforts which include the Shay Locomotive restoration project.

He and his wife Trisha have two children, Jordan and Scout, who they enjoy traveling and spending time with. 
Allan Erickson
Commission District: 3 
Term: 2018-2019
Board Position: Vice President

Averett, Doug

Doug Averett

Commission District: 2
Term: 2018 - 2024 
Board Position: Secretary
Phone: 360-560-7540

Doug was appointed to the Commission in August 2015, to fulfill the remainder of the seat term vacated by Lou Johnson. He was then re-elected to serve a full six-year term at the end of 2017. His prior experience in maritime operations at the Port made him the unanimous choice. 

Doug started at the Port in 1987 as an engineering technician and later moved into the operations department as a superintendent. In 2003, Doug was promoted to Director of Operations. He was responsible for all aspects of operations, including the loading and unloading of vessels, all steady ILWU personnel and ensuring that all labor and operating agreements are upheld. In addition, he served as the Port's Facility Security Officer and was charged of carrying out the Port's responsibilities for U.S. Homeland Security. 

Doug and his wife Kathy are Kelso residents and have a son, Tyler.