Long time Central Coast fisherman and Newport Port Commissioner David Jincks is resigning his post on the commission, packing up and heading east to enjoy retirement and the wide open skies just east of Bend.
Jincks spent a total of 17 years on the Newport Port Commission including during the era of the re-emergence of the main shipping terminal that was recently rebuilt. Jincks says he enjoyed his time on the commission, he himself a commercial fisherman for many years. Jincks told News Lincoln County that he and his wife bought six acres just outside of Bend that has an old homestead on it that they’d like to add on to and of course build a “substantial” work shop to pursue his own creative imaginings. Jinck’s son is a successful businessman in the Bend area.
So that leaves a rather prominent seat to fill on the commission. Port Manager Kevin Greenwood has put out the word there is a vacancy on the port commission and that any applicants will need be carefully evaluated as to their qualifications, interest and commitment to keep the port moving ahead as one of the area’s primary economic engines for the Central Coast. It is also preferred that all applicants have some knowledge about the port’s strengths and weaknesses.
The successful applicant must be willing to begin his port commission duties starting June 21st and be willing to fulfill the unexpired term of Mr. Jincks which runs through June 30th of 2017.
For more information, call the Port of Newport, at 541-265-7758.