Port Of Portland Elects Officers For 1980

The Port of Portland (Ore.) Commission recently elected Joseph M. Edgar its president for 1980. Mr. Edgar has served on the commission since August 1973, and was president in 1977.

Other officers for the nine-member board elected at the regular meeting were Alan Green Jr., vice president; Samuel T. Naito, treasurer, and G. Johnny Parks, secretary.

Mr. Edgar is president of the Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37. He has been business representative and secretary-treasurer of General Teamsters Local 162, and is a member of the Policy Committee of the Western Conference of Teamsters and a trustee of the Western Conference trust fund. Mr. Edgar has been appointed to two consecutive four-year terms on the Port of Portland Commission. As 1979 vice president, he served on the commission's Ship Repair Yard and Marketing Committees, and as chairman of the Marine Committee.

Mr. Green is chairman of Tom Renson Industries. A graduate of Stanford University, he served his first two terms on the Port Commission from December 1970 through November 1977, and was reappointed in January 1979.

Mr. Naito is founder and vice president of Norcrest China Co., and was named to the Port Commission in October 1977. A graduate of the University of Utah with a master's degree from Columbia University, he has played a major role in the restoration of Portland's Old Town area and the development of the downtown Galleria.

Mr. Parks, the Northwest regional director of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, was appointed to the Port Commission in October 1977. A longshoreman since 1946, Mr. Parks has served on the Portland City Planning Commission and as an aide to then Governor Mark O. Hatfield in implementing the Federal Manpower Development and Retraining Act within the state. He was recently elected to the board of directors of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association.

Port of Portland commissioners are appointed by the Governor to staggered, fouryear terms and serve without pay. The Port Commission sets policy for the organization that operates docks, airports, a shipyard and industrial property.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Feb 15, 1980

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