Scope of Responsibilities: Five Member Port Commissioners'
The Board of Commissioners' is responsible for all activities of the Port including management of public assets.
- Commissioners' are elected "at large" from the district residents and serve without compensation.
- Term of office is four years.
- There are three official positions within the Commission:
- Vice Chairman
- These positions are filled by election within the Commission.
Details of Commissioners' Job Descriptions:
- Port Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month:
- Commission meeting is open to the public and encourages residents of the district to attend and participate in the meeting.
- Agenda for the meeting is available to the public ten days prior to the meeting and includes a detailed financial report as well as a detailed report of past activities and future plans.
- Detailed minutes are kept of the meetings and are available to the public from the Port of Brookings-Harbor Website.
- Additional meetings requiring attendance by Commissioners'
- Executive Sessions:
- These meetings are closed to the public but must allow one individual from the press to attend.
- There are strict State Laws that establish the only acceptable reasons (there are three) for having an Executive Session.
- Personnel Issues
- Real Estate Transactions
- Conferring with counsel on current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.
- No votes, on any measures, can be taken in Executive sessions.
- Budget and Planning Meetings:
- The Commission appoints an ad hoc budget committee each year for the purpose of establishing the coming year's budget.
- Planning sessions/meetings can be held at any time the Commission chooses.
- While the public may attend these meetings and is encouraged to do so, no Commission votes may be taken.
Executive Director of the Port of Brookings-Harbor
Scope of Position:
- This individual serves at the pleasure of the Commission and is delegated the responsibility of day-to-day management of the Port activities and employees.
- Selecting a "Executive Director", is one of the most important decisions the Port Commissioners' make.
- Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the policies and procedures established by the Commission.
- The Commission establishes the compensation program for the Director, as well as for all employees.