Three commissioners serve as the Port of Longview's governing body. Elected for six-year terms, the non-partisan commissioners are directly responsible to the voters regarding Port district operations. 

Port commissioners set policies that guide the development, growth and operation of all the Port's facilities and functions. The commissioners hire a Chief Executive Officer to administer established policies and manage port operations.

District 3 Commission Appointment

All applications received for the vacant District #3 Commission seat are being verified by local elections officials to ensure candidate eligibility. Next, the Port Commission will review eligible applications and determine next steps in the process, which could be an interview process or direct appointment. 

Why an appointment and not an election? 

When a Commissioner vacates the position prior to the end of a term, the remaining two Commissioners are to appoint a replacement. The appointee will fulfill the remainder of the vacated term, until an election for that position takes place and is certified by the Cowlitz County Elections Office. 

District 3 Appointment Schedule

Date Milestone
October 11 Application period opens
October 26 Application period closes
November 28 Interviews of eligible candidates
TBD Swearing in of new Commissioner