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 “special 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 1 which is the central portion of the Port District.    Jennifer’s term began January 2020 and will expire on 12/31/2026.   

Jenny Collins Taylor is the leader of Global Facilities and Site Services for Insitu, a Boeing Company. Jenny responsible for implementing “people first” initiative to ensure full alignment within the work environment. Global Facilities and Site Service covers multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, tools and equipment.  

Jenny attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Business Administration. In 1999, Jenny started working for the Port of Portland to include many functions such as Airside Properties, PDX Facilities and Airport Operations. During her tenure at the Port, she was instrumental in the completion of several large-scale infrastructure related development projects including runway extensions, facility remodels and Hangar developments. In 2009, Jenny joined Insitu to lead and develops a team of employees dedicated to facility planning, development, lease acquisition, asset management and maintenance in over 500,000 Sq. Ft. globally.  She feels blessed to be back in her hometown and able to live/work in the Gorge.  She is married with twin boys and enjoys gardening and traveling.  Jenny prides herself on work-life balance.      
She can be contacted at jennifer@portofskamania.org

  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.