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Port Authority
Meetings
Meetings are held quarterly and as the board determines necessary to fulfill their required duties.

Membership
Consists of seven commissioners; three appointed by the City Council, three appointed by the Buchanan County Commission, and the seventh member selected by the other members. Members serve seven-year terms.
  • Richard N. DeShon, Chairperson (County)
  • Ron Blakley, Vice Chairperson (County)
  • Ken Beck (City)
    Term expires on February 8, 2017
  • Norman Harness (County)
  • Kenneth Reeder (City)
    Term expires on February 17, 2018
  • Dan R. Weisenburger (City)
    Term expires on December 11, 2014
  • Mark Woodbury (Board)

About the Authority
The mission of the authority is to promote the general welfare of the community by increasing the volume of commerce through encouraging private capital investment by fostering the creation of industrial facilities and industrial parks, enhancing economic development, and job creation and developing the intermodal potential of the Missouri River for the commercial benefit of the region.