Troy Stariha has served as a Commissioner for the Port of Kalama since 2010. He also is currently serving on the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) Executive Committee and the Executive Committee for the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments.
A long-time Kalama resident, he graduated from Kalama High School in 1989. Troy has worked for Kalama Auto Supply and Repair for 27 years, purchasing the business in 2003. As a small business owner within his community, he understands the area’s desires and future needs on a personal level. Troy is the father of three boys and just welcomed his second grandchild! Much of his free time is spent attending his sons’ sporting events. Other hobbies include playing golf, watching NASCAR and attending community events.
Troy’s focus on economic development helps the port successfully create a balance of quality of life and family-wage jobs in the region. The Port of Kalama is an integral part of their community and Troy is proud to serve as commissioner.
“I ran for Port Commissioner because I wanted be part of something that has such a positive influence on our community and be part of the decision making for the change we’ve seen and that yet to come,” says Stariha. “My hope for the Port is that we continue economic growth while creating a balance with recreational opportunities and development of properties that conform with our mission statement.”