Port Board of Commissioners

Since its formation in 1964, the Port of Skamania County has served as an economic catalyst for community development that enhances the livability of the area.

The Port is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners, elected by the citizens in their districts, to serve a six-year term. These three elected officials are responsible for: representing public interests, setting Port policy, determining program direction, setting long and short range goals, approving the annual budget, and evaluating and guiding the Port activities. This planning and oversight process involves the Port Commission, the Port Executive Director, staff, and citizens. Port districts are municipal corporations; however, unlike cities and counties, ports are ‚Äúspecial purpose districts.” Public ports have expanded roles in how they conduct business, allowing them to act quickly to opportunities that foster economic growth. A Skamania County map showing the location of the three Commissioner’s Districts is found HERE. 

The Board of Commissioners meets once a month, on the third Tuesday at 5:00pm at the Port office on Cascade Avenue. Regular meetings are open to the general public. 

    Commissioner  District 1:        Ray Broughton

Ray was appointed to represent District 1 on October 15, 2019.    Ray’s term will expire on 12/31/21.   

Ray and his family are long time residents of Skamania County. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Portland State University and currently works as a Mortgage Loan Originator for CrossCountry Mortgage.   You can often find Ray at volunteering at the Fire Station or coaching his daughters softball team.
Ray can be reached at ray@portofskamania.org.


Commissioner Jennifer Taylor, District 2: Jennifer was elected to represent District.    Jennifer’s term began January 2020 and will expire on 12/31/2026.         
District 2 is the central portion of the Port District.  She can be contacted at 
  Commissioner Todd Kingston, District 3:   Todd was elected in to represent District 3.   Todd’s current term will expire 12/31/2023   
Todd has served District 3 since he was appointed on April 28, 2015 and then elected in November 2015.    
Todd is an independent Wine Broker and has over 20 years of experience in the wine distribution industry. 
He also serves the community on the Fire Department.    Todd can be reached at todd@portofskamania.org.