Appointment Opening | Port Commissioner District 1

Thank you for your interest in serving the community as a member of the Port of Clarkston Commission.

This position is open until filled. The timeline for filling the Commission vacancy is as follows:

  • Friday, August 3, 2018: Deadline – Applications due to the Port of Clarkston by 2:00 pm
  • Monday, August 6, 2018: Candidate interviews (Special Meeting, open to the public) and potential decision
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018: Regular meeting with back-up interviews, if necessary, decision possible if not determined on August 6; possible first meeting of appointed official.

To be considered, your application must be completed and received by the Port of Clarkston as listed below no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. Applications received after 2:00 pm will not be considered for the first round of interviews. Additional written information after this date will not be considered for the first round of interviews, unless requested by the Port of Clarkston Commission.

Please submit the following items to be considered for the position:

  • Application (see page 3)
  • A cover letter (1 page) indicating your interest and general qualifications for the position
  • A resume of no more than 2 pages
  • Completed answers to the Supplemental Questions of no more than 3 pages total

The application and any correspondence should be addressed to:

Wanda Keefer, Port Manager
Port of Clarkston
849 Port Way
Clarkston, WA 99403
Phone: 509-758-5272
Fax (acceptable for submission): 509-758-1746

Download Application Form Here

In Appreciation and Loving Memory of Commissioner Rick Davis

Port of Clarkston mourns the passing of Port of Clarkston Commissioner Rick Davis.

Rick passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, unexpectedly at his home, at the age of 77. Rick worked construction jobs ranging from diesel mechanic to welder and heavy equipment operator. He was proud of his work on Dworshak Dam, the Alaskan pipeline and eventually owning his own backhoe andconstruction company, R & K Construction.

In the mid-1980s, Rick began his more-than-thirty-years of service to the Port of Clarkston rebuilding the crane for the Port of Clarkston. His position was elevated to first to Operations Manager and then Port Manager. He continued his work there until his retirement in 2006. He was elected as a District 1 port commissioner with his first term beginning in January 2008; he held this position until his death.

Rick served on the boards or in officer positions for the Clarkston Chamber Board, Lewiston Sunrise Rotary Club, Washington Public Ports Association, and Pacific Northwest Waterways Association. He was a proud member of the Nez Perce Masonic Blue Lodge and the Scottish Rite Bodies. He was passionate about the brotherhood of the Masonic Order and the Shrine Hospital.

Rick Davis was a true friend of the Port of Clarkston, and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with him. As always, Rick was bursting with enthusiasm for his port, his community and the river system. We will miss him.