Longview, WA–– Today, newly appointed Commissioner Allan Erickson officially joined the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners. Cowlitz County District Court Judge John Hayes presided over the swearing in of Erickson, who represents the Commission’s 3rd District.
Erickson was selected by the Board last month to fulfill the seat vacated by former Commissioner Bob Bagaason.
“On behalf of the Board, I want to welcome Mr. Erickson to our team,” said Commission President Jeff Wilson. “We look forward to Allan’s participation in continuing the Port’s success.”
Erickson is a lifelong local resident. He worked in the printing industry for more than 40 years before his retirement and actively participates in local community organizations. Erickson earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington.
“I am honored to help guide Port leadership as we build on the momentum of recent successes,” said Commissioner Erickson. “One of my goals as Commissioner is to work toward building more family-wage jobs for the citizens of the Port district.”
The Board of Commissioners is comprised of three elected members representing the citizens of the Port district. Commissioners serve six-year terms and set governing policy for the Port of Longview.