Port of Vancouver Commissioner Oliver will run for second term

By Aaron Corvin, Columbian port & economy reporter

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photoJerry Oliver

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver said today he will run for a second six-year term representing District 3 on the port’s three-member board.

In a news release, Oliver said that during his first term in office the port has pursued the rail-focused $275 million West Vancouver Freight Access project, aimed at speeding the movement of freight, and attracting more employers and jobs to Vancouver. More than half of the project is complete.

“Over 20,000 of my fellow Clark County citizens go to bed every night without a job and wanting one,” Oliver said in his news release. “That motivates us at the Port of Vancouver to help our existing customers grow and to attract new ones.”

Oliver, who currently serves as president of the port’s commission, also is president of the Washington Public Ports Association’s board.