Commission

 

Port of Lopez Commission

Commission members are:

Kenn Aufderhar kenna@portoflopez.com
Paul Henriksen paulh@portoflopez.com
Steve Adams sadams@portoflopez.com
Helen Cosgrove (clerk) helenc@portoflopez.com

Commissioners’ Responsibilities:

Port districts in Washington are unique: they are governed by an elected commission, independent of other local jurisdictions. On Lopez there are three commissioners elected to four-year terms. Lopez commissioners are at-large positions.

Port commissions establish long-term strategies for a port district, and create policies to guide the development, growth, and operation of the port. They are also responsible for a port’s annual budgets, approving tax levy rates, and hiring the professional staff members responsible for a port’s daily functions.

The Port of Lopez is unique: Since it’s inception the Port has operated successfully without paid staff for management, saving the taxpayer the high cost of salaries.  The elected Port commissioners are responsible for daily management of the Port, including basic airport operations.

  • (360) 468-4116
  • PO Box 907
  • Lopez Island, WA 98261

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