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Three Port Commission positions are open for election to the Port of Toledo Board of Commissioners. These positions are for a 4 - year term to begin on 7/1/2023 and end on 6/30/2027. 


NOTICE OF ELECTION - Filing Deadline 3/16/2023


The Port of Toledo Board of Commissioners is comprised of five board members. Each member is elected by the registered voters of the district to serve a 4 - year term. Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside or own property within the district’s boundaries.


About Us

The Port of Toledo, Oregon, encompasses 443 square miles, including the cities of Toledo and Siletz, as well as a large area of unincorporated Lincoln County with facilities located along the Yaquina River. The Port offers a wide variety of services to develop, promote and sustain the economic base of the area, including the Port of Toledo Shipyard, industrial leases, as well as recreational facilities.


District’s Mission

As a steward of the public trust the Port of Toledo: creates economic development and quality jobs by retaining and growing business; Maintains and adds waterborne and land transportation infrastructure that attracts new businesses; Builds our Port’s financial strength, increasing and diversifying operating revenue sources; protects and enhances the special quality of place the quality of life for our port district’s citizens, and; Makes the highest and best use of our financial tools, people, and property assets.


Board of Directors and Current Officers

Chuck Gerttula, President, Position 2 

Commissioner since 2003  


Rick Graff, Vice President, Position 3

Commissioner since 2009

Zack Dahl, Secretary/Treasurer, Position 1

Commissioner since 2017


Mike Kriz, Commissioner, Position 4

Commissioner since 2011


Penny Ryerson, Commissioner, Position 5

Commissioner since 2011


Board Commitment

A strong, engaged, dedicated board of directors is one of the cornerstones to the successful public service of a special district.  It is important to have each seat on the board filled by someone dedicated to seeing the district succeed in serving in the public’s best interest.  When a board member vacates a seat, there is an opportunity to bring in someone to fill that seat with a fresh perspective and unique experiences of their own, which will help contribute to the board’s guidance of the district. 

  • Attend monthly commission meetings

  • Annual budget committee

  • Represent the Port at public events as needed

Additional Board Member Information:     Board Duties Policy

Click for link to Lincoln County Clerk's Candidate Filing Information


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