Ward, who has served as commissioner since 2008, will step down after Jan. 1.
“Commissioner Ward not only has years of outstanding service to the Camas and Washougal communities, but has provided strategic leadership through the early days of the waterfront development and has continued to provide valuable counsel to the board and our staff,” said Port CEO David Ripp. “I want to publicly thank Commissioner Ward for his service and dedication to serving our community and helping grow our economy through economic development.”
A professional engineer who owns and runs a consulting engineering business, Ward is deeply involved in local organizations, including the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club, the Columbia River Economic Development Commission, Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association, Washington Public Ports Association, East Vancouver Business Association and the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce.
“Those of us that know Commissioner Ward personally, admire him not only for his business efforts, but also for his personal lifetime values and dedication to community,” Commission President Larry Keister said. “I wish Bill well and am confident the community will continue to benefit from his valued leadership.”