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Port Commissioners


Commissioner Randy Sweet

 Randy Sweet,
 Commissioner since 2005


Commissioner Troy Stariha

 Troy Stariha,
Commissioner since 2010



Commissioner Alan Basso


Alan Basso,
Commissioner since 2012

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Port of Kalama Overview

The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate highway 5.  The Port is 30 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon and approximately 120 miles south of Seattle, Washington.
The Port of Kalama's industrial area has seven miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43'
federally maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River.  The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads.

Organized in 1920 by a vote of the people, the Port of Kalama is governed by a three-member Port commission and administered by an executive director.  Currently the Port employs 14 full-time and several part-time employees.  Included in the Port's sources of revenue are: leases of various Port properties and buildings, marine terminals, services associated with grain terminal & breakbulk docks and the Kalama marina.  There are over 20 industries located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 800 people.

Our Mission:  To induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities