Florence, Oregon

Commission Positions Open for May 16 Election

Commission Positions Open for May 16 Election

The Port of Siuslaw announces there will be three Port Commissioner positions on the ballot for the May 16, 2017 Special District Election.   The positions, #1, #3 and #5, are available for the usual four-year term.  Those terms will begin serving July 1, 2017 and end June 30, 2021.

Port of Siuslaw Commissioners are required to be registered voters who are residents of the Port district.  The district covers approximately 700 square miles of the Siuslaw River watershed, including the communities of Florence, Dunes City and Mapleton and extending upriver to Walton, Lorane and Blachly.  The Port of Siuslaw is a special district, authorized in 1909 under Oregon law, ORS Chapter 777.

Persons interested in filing to be on the ballot for any of the open Commission seats need to file with Lane County Elections no earlier than February 6, 2017 and no later than 5:00pm March 16, 2017.  The Candidate Manual and forms are available on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website at http://www.oregonvotes.gov/pages/publications/manuals/candidate/index.html.

Interested candidates file with Lane County Elections by either paying a $10 fee or by circulating a petition to collect signatures and submitting signatures to the County for verification.  The Lane County Election office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm.

Questions regarding serving as a Port Commissioner may be directed to the Port office, 100 Harbor Street, Florence, 541-997-3426 or port@portofsiuslaw.com.