We are the Port of Centralia

Centrally located between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, the Port of Centralia has both easy highway and railroad access.  The Port currently has 30 businesses in its parks providing over 900 jobs to the local economy and is developing a mixed-use project called Centralia Station.

Mission

Our mission is to create economic development through our master-planned industrial parks and mixed use developments that provide jobs and tax revenues to the local economy, while improving the quality of life for citizens of Centralia and Lewis County.

Vision

Our vision is to enhance and diversify the county’s economy and employment base. Our goal is to be the premier site for industrial development in Lewis County and along the I-5 corridor.

Governance
Structure

The Port of Centralia is a municipal corporation governed by a three-member elected commission. Since its inception in 1986, the Port has grown to comprise over 1,500 acres in two master-planned industrial campuses and one mixed-use development.

Supporting the
Community

The Port represents over 20 percent of the tax base in Centralia, and the tax revenue generated by Port of Centralia tenants helps fund the Centralia School District and Lewis County, and important social services, including Riverside Fire Authority and Timberland Regional Library.

Your Commissioners

The Port of Centralia Commission meets at 3:00 pm on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the
Port’s Administrative Office, 3508 Galvin Road, Centralia, WA 98531.

Dan Keahey

Dan Keahey

District 1

Dan Keahey began his term as a Port commissioner in 2010. He grew up in Centralia, later becoming a City councilman and active community member. A former airplane mechanic, he has been a real estate agent since 1995. Dan and his wife Sheri have three children.

Julie Shaffley

Julie Shaffley

District 2

Originally from southwestern Minnesota, Julie has been the owner of Good Health Nutrition Center since 1990. She is very active in many local volunteer and community service organizations.

Matt Evans

Matt Evans

District 3

Past Commissioners

Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson

1986-1997
Don Meek

Don Meek

1998-2009
Art Lehman

Art Lehman

1986-2011
Gene Groshong

Gene Groshong

1986-2015

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