Burkman new Vancouver USA Port Commissioner
(Posted on 02/01/20)
Jack Burkman was sworn in as a Port of Vancouver USA commissioner on Monday, 30th December at the port’s Administrative Office. Michelle Allan, Port of Vancouver Executive Services Manager, who is a notary public, presided over the oath of office ceremony.
The Port of Vancouver USA is primarily a bulk import and export facility with dedicated facilities for specific commodities, such as grain, soy beans, corn, mineral ores, concentrates, fertilizers, clays, bauxite and agricultural commodities.
Burkman was elected to represent the port’s District 3 and begins his term on Jan. 1, 2020. As Commissioner, he supports creating additional family wage jobs in Southwest Washington, improving freight mobility efficiencies, and developing a skilled workforce in the Greater Vancouver community. He also promotes continued transparency, community involvement, and fiscal responsibility at the port.
For over three decades, Burkman has been extremely active in the Clark County community. In addition to three terms as a Vancouver Councilmember and 10 years as a Clark College Trustee, he has served on numerous public and non-profit agency boards. These include the Regional Transportation Council, C-Tran, Portland Metro’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation, Fort Vancouver Regional Library, League of United Latin American Citizens, and the YWCA Clark County.
Burkman is a native of western Montana and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University. He has spent the last 35 years in Vancouver and retired from Hewlett Packard after 28-years as an R&D manager leading development and commercialization of new technology and products for global markets.
Burkman’s term ends Dec. 31, 2025. The Port of Vancouver USA has a three-member Board of Commissioners that sets policy and direction for the organization. Commissioners are elected to six-year terms of office by the voters in three port districts. Port commission meetings are open to the public and are normally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the administrative office of the Port of Vancouver.
The Houston Ship Channel port complex and its public and private terminals, collectively known as the... Read more
The Port of Gdansk is announcing it expects to handle more than 48million tonnes of cargo in 2020, retaining... Read more
AV Dawson’s Port of Middlesbrough is the first port in Great Britain to achieve the government... Read more
Mandated by French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, Stéphane Raison has arrived to take up his duties... Read more
Port Milwaukee and Michels Corporation have formally signed a lease agreement for nearly seventeen-and... Read more
Canada’s Minister of Economic Development, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, has designated... Read more
Despite the lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recorded... Read more
The Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s leading deep-sea ports and a major employer in the region, has... Read more
Canadian Pacific set a new record for transporting Canadian grain and grain products in October, with... Read more
As one of the largest employers in the Tees Valley in the UK, PD Ports has long been committed to the... Read more