Port of Woodland Staff Recognized by Woodland Chamber – News Release

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January 14, 2013
Contact: Nelson Holmberg, Executive Director


Port of Woodland Staff Recognized by Woodland Chamber


WOODLAND, Wash. – A pair of Port of Woodland staff members were recognized by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce at its annual Installation Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Red Lion Hotel in Kelso.

Port Auditor Carol Moore was recognized as one of two Employees of the Year by the Chamber, and Executive Director Nelson Holmberg was installed as the Chamber’s board president.

Moore’s diligence with not only outstanding care of the port’s finances, but also in observing the laws and regulations placed on public agencies by the state and federal governments was among the many reasons she was chosen to receive the award.

“Because of her diligence and level of professionalism at the port, Carol is frequently sought out by other port auditors from across the state for advice and answers to questions they have,” Holmberg said. “She’s well known as an expert in her field and we’re fortunate to have her on our team.”

Holmberg was elected to the presidency by the membership at the Chamber’s annual meeting in November, and took office effective January 1, 2013. Holmberg has served on the Chamber board of trustees since 2010, and has served as an officer for two years. His term as president is one year.




The Port of Woodland, which celebrated its 50th year in 2010, owns more than 300 acres of property for light industrial and recreational opportunities in south Cowlitz County along the Columbia and Lewis rivers. The port’s location provides easy access to Interstate 5, rail transportation on the BNSF Railway north-south mainline, and is close to deep draft marine terminals at three major shipping ports. The Port of Woodland is also 30 minutes from Portland International Airport and is included within the Portland-Vancouver USA metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

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