By Karen Robes Meeks
Jack Burkman is the newest Port of Vancouver USA commissioner. He represents District 3. He was sworn in Dec. 30 at the port’s Administrative Office, as he began a five-year term.
Over the last 30 years, Burkman has served the Clark County community as a three-term Vancouver City Councilmember and a 10-year Clark College Trustee. He is also involved in several boards, including 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.
According to the port, Burkman is in favor of developing more family wage jobs in Southwest Washington, making freight mobility more efficient, and creating a skilled workforce in the Greater Vancouver community. He also supports “continued transparency, community involvement, and fiscal responsibility at the port.”