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The Port of Toledo is directed by five elected Commissioners which provide policy direction that is implemented by the Port’s Executive Director. The current Commissioners have diverse business and volunteer backgrounds including teaching, business ownership, commercial fishing, and lengthy Port experience.

Chuck Gerttula, President

Commissioner since 2003

  • Lifelong Lincoln County resident

  • Retired Oregon Army National Guard LTC and high school teacher

  • Volunteer with various civic and governmental groups, including City of Toledo Budget Committee, Toledo Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lincoln County Auxiliary Communication Service, and serve as a Board Member for the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation and the North Lincoln Museum

Rick Graff, Vice President

Commissioner since 2009

  • Owner of AdverTee’s retail store on Main Street in Toledo

  • Volunteers with the Toledo Summer Festival Committee, and has spent many years volunteering with the Toledo Junior League Football program as well as with the Toledo and Siletz Boosters clubs

  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing and bow hunting

Zack Dahl, Secretary/Treasurer

Commissioner since 2017 

  • General Manager of Dahl Disposal Service, Inc., Dahl and Dahl Inc., Ideal Storage and Better Bark and More

  • Education: Linfield College BS in Finance; Attended additional education courses for training and personal interest at OCCC

  • Served on Port’s Budget Committee for 3 years, Past Toledo Chamber President, Past Board Member of Lincoln County Economic Alliance; Past Board Member Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association

  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, hunting, and reading or listening to books

Mike Kriz, Commissioner

Commissioner since 2011

  • Served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a Federal Boarding Officer and Motor Life Boat Coxswain at Station Yaquina Bay

  • Owned and Operated commercial fishing trawlers for 30 years

  • Retired skipper of OSU Research Vessel Elakha

  • Education:  O.I.T.’s Diesel Technology & Machining/welding program and Master Oil Pollution Training with the Maritime Science Department at Clatsop Community College

Penny Ryerson, Commissioner

Commissioner since 2011

  • First woman Harbormaster in Alaska.

  • Worked in the port industry for 40 years, including seven years as Port Manager for the Port of Toledo and 5 years as Port Manager for the Port of Umpqua

  • Lifetime member of the Pacific Coast Congress

  • Currently serving on the City of Toledo Planning Commission

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