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General Information about the Port of Newport
The Port of Newport is located on the central Oregon coast in the City of Newport, Lincoln County seat and major business/economic hub of the area, and encompasses approximately 59 square miles and has an estimated population of 10,800 persons. Port boundaries reach north to Otter Rock, east up to six miles inland, south to Seal Rock, and west to the Pacific Ocean. Commercial and sport fishing, fish processing, shipping, tourism, recreation, and lumber and wood processing are the area’s major industries.
Meeting monthly on the fourth Tuesday at South Beach Marina Activities Room, 2120 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport OR., a five-member commission elected at large is responsible for policy setting and strategic direction of the District.
Board of Commissioners
|Name, Title||Occupation||Term Elected to Term Expires|
|JoAnn Barton, President||Retired||05/17/07 - 6/30/15|
|David Jincks, Vice President||Commercial Fisherman||05/19/09 - 6/30/13|
|Walter Chuck, Secretary||Water Treatment Operator||appointed 11/22/11 - 6/30/13|
|Don Mathews, Treasurer||Business Owner||05/19/09 - 6/30/13|
|Dean Fleck, Asst. Secretary-Treasurer||Manager, Marine Supply||05/17/07 – 6/30/15|
Don Mann, General Manager. Mr. Mann joined the District as General Manager in January 1996, brings over 30 years of experience in the port industry and economic development. Previously, Mr. Mann worked for the Oregon Economic Development Department, first as a technical assistant for the Ports Division, later the Ports Division Manager, and finally the Regional Development Officer for Clackamas and Hood River Counties. Before working for the State, Mr. Mann managed the Ports of Siuslaw and Brookings Harbor. He currently serves on the Linn-Lane-Lincoln & Benton County Regional Investment Board, is Secretary of the Oregon Ports Group, serves on the Executive Boards of Directors for the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, and is a past President of the Newport Rotary Club.
Pat Albaugh, Director of Finance. Mr. Albaugh has more than two decades public, private, and non-profit experience at the Finance Director/Controller level. Prior to joining the Port, Pat spent seven years at another Oregon Port district as Director of Finance & Operations. Pat earned his BBA in Minnesota, MBA in Oregon and spent a decade living in Wyoming and Alaska in between.
Peter Dale, Project Manager/Engineer Technician. Mr. Dale joined the District in October 2006, but has over thirty years experience in marine and heavy construction project management. He has directed large-scale facilities maintenance operations for both public and private industry.
Maureen Keeler, Special Projects Manager/Administrative Coordinator. Ms. Keeler has been with the District since 1986. She assists the General Manager in business administration and planning and is responsible for the administration of special projects and grant writing.
In addition to staff members discussed above, District employees also include an administrative assistant, four accounting clerks, nine operations and maintenance personnel, and three security guards.