Doug Averett

Board of Commissioners
Title: District 2 Commissioner, Board President
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. 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.

In addition, he served as the Port's Facility Security Officer and was charged of carrying out the Port's responsibilities for U.S. Homeland Security.

Doug and his wife Kathy are Kelso residents and have a son, Tyler.

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