Issue 284                                                                     
                                 September 4, 2007

In this issue:

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) announces resignation from the Senate

Planning Commission recommends land use changes for LNG

2007 PNWA Annual Meeting online registration available

Job Opening: Port of Camas-Washougal Executive Director


Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) announces resignation from the Senate

On Saturday, Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) held a press conference to announce his resignation on September 30th from the United States Senate.Senator Craig is a member of the Appropriations Committee, and his assignments include the Energy & Water Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding for Northwest locks and dams, navigation channels, and jetties.


Sen. Craig would have been up for re-election to a fourth Senate term in November 2008.One Democratic candidate is already in the race, former Rep. Larry LaRocco. LaRocco represented the 1st District from 1990 to 1994.


Gov. Butch Otter (R) will be charged with naming an interim replacement for the remainder of Sen. Craig�s term, which concludes in January 2009.Though several names have been mentioned, the Governor has not yet made an announcement.PNWA will continue to work closely with Idaho�s Congressional delegation, and Sen. Craig�s replacement, to communicate and advocate for the priorities of our membership.


PNWA Staff Contact: Kristin Meira


Planning Commission recommends land use changes for LNG

The Clatsop County Planning Commission recommended last week that the Board of County Commissioners approve land use changes necessary to allow the Bradwood Landing LNG terminal to move forward. The facility is proposed for development about 20 miles upriver from Astoria by PNWA member Northern Star Natural Gas. The County Commission will hold a hearing October 4. Their decision is expected later in the fall. The proposal will then need to be reviewed by the State of Oregon and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.


PNWA Staff Contact: Glenn Vanselow


2007 PNWA Annual Meeting online registration available

Make plans TODAY to join PNWA for our 2007 Annual Meeting!Online registration is available NOW!To register for the 2007 PNWA Annual Meeting click HERE�secure online credit card payments are now accepted!


2007 PNWA Annual Meeting

October 10th-12th, 2007

Red Lion Hotel at the Quay

100 Columbia Street

Vancouver, WA98660

*PNWA Discounted rate: $89.95 Riverview Single/Double


Featured topics of the 2007 Annual Meeting include:

Infrastructure as it relates to trade

Rail Competition

The Rapanos decision and other permit processing issues

Pacific Rim Shipping Trends

Corps update on the MCR Jetty Rehab

Corps update on the Lower Monumental Dam Rehab

The process, considerations, and anticipated direction of the new draft BiOp


PNWA Staff Contact: Heather Kenneson


Job Opening: Port of Camas-Washougal Executive Director

The Port of Camas-Washougal is currently seeking an Executive Director.This individual in this position will be responsible for implementing policies set by the three-member elected Port Commission, and supervises a staff of fifteen.The Executive Director is responsible for managing and administering all port operations including a marina, an airport and an industrial park.


The ideal candidate will have experience managing staff and building a team.The Port�s Executive Director oversees port marketing and development of port facilities, property management, and community relations.The candidate must be familiar with financial administration including budgeting, accounting and auditing.This position requires a Bachelor�s degree in a business-related field and at least 10 year of progressing management experience in a port or public agency.Annual salary range is $80,000-$100,000.


All interested parties should submit letters of interest and resumes to:


Alan Hargrave, Commission President

Port of Camas-Washougal

24 South �A� Street

Washougal, WA98671


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