PORT OF ALSEA HIRES NEW PORT MANAGER
The Port of Alsea Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Roxie Cuellar has been selected as their new Port Manager. According to Port Commissioners, Cuellar’s qualifications and her subsequent interview made her the obvious choice for the job.
Cuellar will assume responsibility for the management of the Port of Alsea on August 3. Along with the day-to-day operations of the marina and launch ramp, she is also responsible for managing the fiscal aspects of the business including property rentals and potential revenue sources. As Port Manager, she will also represent the Port at a regional level addressing concerns of all the ports in operation in the Oregon.
“Roxie is bringing a strong set off skills to the Port, I believe she will play a major part in helping the Board of Commissioners implement our Strategic Business Plan and our vision for the Port over the next 5-10 years. I’m excited about where Roxie can take us,” said Jan Power, a Commission member.
One of her first challenges will be facilitating our boarding float and launch ramp capital project. Oregon State Marine Board funds have been granted for the first phase of the project, a dredging and environmental impact study, which was just completed. Her next challenge will be identifying funding for the actual project.
Cuellar comes to the Port from the Port of Newport where for the past year she was the Administrative Assistant to General Manager Kevin Greenwood. Cuellar acquired her BA in Political Science at the University of Oregon, her Masters of Teaching at Portland State, and her Doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Law. She practiced law for 8 years and served as a lobbyist for the Home Builders Association of Lane County for 10 years before becoming involved in legislative activities.
For further information, Commissioner Jan Power by leaving a message at the Port of Alsea at 541-563-3872. Roxie Cuellar will also be available at the Port of Alsea beginning August 3.
Former Port Manager Maggie Rivers recently retired after many years at the helm.