Public Invited to Join Port Commissioners for Coffee & Conversation – News Release

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Public invited to join port commissioners for coffee and conversation

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Port of Vancouver USA Commissioners Jerry Oliver, Brian Wolfe and Nancy Baker will host nine “Commissioner Coffees” in 2013, and the public is encouraged to attend.

First up is Brian Wolfe, who will be visiting Peet’s Coffee & Tea, located at 16501 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Ste. 100, Vancouver, this coming Monday, April 1, from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Community members can stop by and share a cup of coffee and their thoughts anytime during the two-hour event.

Throughout the spring and early summer, commissioners will take turns visiting local coffee shops within the port district in an effort to meet with constituents, answer questions and share ideas related to port projects and plans. Suggested topics of conversation include trade, job creation, industry, freight, environmental stewardship and economic development.

During the visits, complementary coffee will be offered along with a request to take an informal survey aimed at collecting input on current and future port activities.  Data gathered during the visits and through the survey will be used to inform future commission outreach activities, including the annual Commission Forum, when the three port commissioners participate in a televised forum, answering questions and relaying information about the port.

2013 Commissioner Coffee dates and locations are as follows:

Brian Wolfe
April 1, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 16501 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Ste. 100

Jerry Oliver
April 10, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Di Tazza Gourmet Coffee and Cafe, 2011 SE 192nd Ave., Ste. 101

Nancy Baker
April 19, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Java House, 210 West Evergreen Blvd., Suite 400

Jerry Oliver
May 3, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
River Maiden Coffee House, 602 North Devine Rd.

Brian Wolfe
May 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Firstenberg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Ave.

Nancy Baker
May 13, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Black Rock Coffee Bar, 7710 NE 5th Ave., Ste. 122

Brian Wolfe
June 5, 9 – 11 a.m.
Brewed Awakenings Coffee Roasters, 6709 NE 63rd St., Ste. 101

Jerry Oliver
June 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Marshall/Luepke Community Center, 1009 East McLoughlin Blvd.

Nancy Baker
June 21, 1 – 3 p.m.
Latte Da Coffee House, 205 East 39th St.

For more information on the Commissioner Coffees, please contact Andrew Ness at the Port of Vancouver at 360-693-3611 or

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Theresa Wagner
Communications Manager
3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660
Direct: 360.992.1107 |  Cell: 360.518.2553 |  www.portvanusa.comavailable port properties

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