Port to Hold Annual Commission Forum February 26 – News Release

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Port to hold annual Commission Forum February 26
Community members are encouraged to watch, listen and chat.


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Port of Vancouver Commissioners will host their annual Commission Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 1 – 2 p.m. The discussion of how global trade, industry and transportation investments at the port result in jobs and economic benefits for Clark County will be streamed live on Clark-Vancouver Television (CVTV). Also included in this year’s forum is a live online chat with port leadership, hosted by The Columbian newspaper from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to watch and listen to the roundtable discussion between port Commissioners Jerry Oliver, Brian Wolfe and Nancy Baker and Executive Director Todd Coleman, as they review the port’s cargo tonnage and earnings for 2012 and share their perspectives on how global trade trends affect marine and industrial business here at home. The forum will be facilitated by Lynn Valenter, vice chancellor for finance and operations at Washington State University Vancouver.

The Commission Forum can be viewed live on CVTV, channels 21 and 23, on Feb. 26, or interested parties can watch a replay of the forum by visiting either http://www.portvanusa.com/ or http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp.

Directly after the roundtable discussion, The Columbian will host the live online chat with Commission President Jerry Oliver and Todd Coleman. Community members are invited to join the conversation by visiting http://columbian.com/chat. The port is participating in the online chat as part of its ongoing commitment to sharing information with the local community.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a dependable labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.

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