Basso assumes the role of Port Commissioner effective immediately and shall serve until a qualified person is elected and certified at the next general election in November 2013

KALAMA, WA (PRWEB) JUNE 14, 2012

The Port of Kalama Commission has named Alan Basso as the new District #2 Commissioner to fill the vacancy left by the death of longtime Port of Kalama Commissioner, Jim Lucas. Basso assumes the role of Port Commissioner effective immediately and shall serve until a qualified person is elected and certified at the next general election in November 2013.

Basso is a long-time Kalama resident and currently serves as a Lieutenant and Fire Investigator with the Longview Fire Department and is a part time Juvenile Detention Officer with the Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention Center. Basso graduated from Kalama High School in 1980, earned a BA degree at Washington State University in 1986 and received an AAS in Fire Protection Technology from Portland Community College in 2010.

“We are happy to announce we had a very qualified group of interested citizens to fill a vacant Port commission position and also happy to announce Alan Basso is the new District #2 Commissioner,” said Port commission president, Randy Sweet. “We thank all of those who applied and encourage anyone interested to run for local office in the next election.”

The Board of Commissioners sets policy and provides direction for the Port. Commissioners must attend Board of Commission meetings on a regular basis. Regular meetings are held each month at 5:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Occasionally, special meetings are held.

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