Meet the Commission

Wilson Jeff Studio Headshot 2016
Averett, Doug
Erickson Web Small

Jeff Wilson, Vice President


Commission District:1
Term: 2016 - 2021

4723 Mt. Solo Road
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: 360-577-6586


After graduating Mark Morris High School he attended Western Washington University where he studied business and history. In 1986, he started his first business and has since owned and operated several local businesses. During his 46 years of residency here in Cowlitz County, Jeff has been an active member in many local community events including several historical preservation efforts which include the Shay Locomotive restoration project.

He and his wife Trisha have two children, Jordan and Scout, who they enjoy traveling and spending time with. 

Doug Averett, Secretary

Commission District: 2
Term: 2018 - 2024 
Phone: 360-560-7540


Doug was appointed to the Commission in August 2015, to fulfill the remainder of the seat term vacated by Lou Johnson. He was then re-elected to serve a full six-year term at the end of 2017. His prior experience in maritime operations at the Port made him the unanimous choice. 

Doug started at the Port in 1987 as an Engineering Technician and later moved into the operations department as a superintendent. In 2003, Doug was promoted to Director of Operations. He was responsible for all aspects of operations, including the loading and unloading of vessels, all steady ILWU personnel and ensuring that all labor and operating agreements are upheld. Doug also served as the Port's Facility Security Officer and was charged with carrying out the Port's responsibilities for U.S. Homeland Security. 

Doug is a resident of Kelso and has a son, Tyler Averett.

Allan Erickson, President

Commission District: 3
Term: 2020 -2026

Allan was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 2018, representing District 3.

Allan, a local business owner, was born and raised in Cowlitz County where he lives with his wife; they have four children. He’s also a Rotarian and an active member of the community, serving on the Board of Longview’s Twin City Bank.

Allan graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

In November 2019, Allan was elected to serve a full, six-year term on the Commission. Allan’s official full term runs from 2020-2026.