Long-Time Port Commissioner Keahey Resigns

July 6, 2020

CENTRALIA, Wash. — With regret the Port of Centralia announces the resignation of long-time Port Commissioner Dan Keahey.  Commissioner Keahey was first elected in 2008 and has served the Port diligently since that time.

Over Commissioner Keahey’s tenure, the Port has seen tremendous growth siting companies such as UNFI, Lineage Logistics, Who Dat Towers, Stihl NW, and Zev Technologies.  Prior to serving on the Port Commission, Commissioner Keahey was a member of the Centralia City Council during its downtown revitalization efforts.

Executive Director Kyle Heaton stated that “Commissioner Keahey has been a tremendous asset to the Port of Centralia and has exemplified what it takes to be a successful Port Commissioner.  The Port has been truly fortunate to have Commissioner Keahey’s knowledge and expertise over the past decade.  We wish Commissioner Keahey and his wife Sheri the best in their next phase of life as he retires from elected life.  We are confident he will continue to have a positive impact in his new community.

The Port Commission will begin the process of appointing a replacement in the coming days and more information on that process will be made available on the Port’s website.

To obtain more information about the Port of Centralia, please visit www.portofcentralia.com.

Founded in 1986, the Port of Centralia operates two industrial parks and one planned mixed-use development that provide over 1400 jobs to the local community. The Port’s over 30 tenants include Sierra Pacific Industries, Michael’s, UNFI and Dick’s Brewing Company.

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