DR. RON GROW, District 3
Ron is currently the Port Commission’s Investing Officer. He was born in Yakima and raised in Yakima and Vancouver, WA, moving to Grandview in 1948.
He graduated from Grandview High School in 1954, from Seattle Pacific University in 1958, and from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1961. After school and military obligations, he returned to Grandview to establish his dental practice, serving the community for 42 years.
In 1987, Grandview voted to establish a Port District, which he strongly supported. He was elected as one of the founding Port Commissioners, and has served in that capacity ever since, enjoying the process of forming the Port and assisting in its development.
You can reach him via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (509) 882-3135, or (509) 840-3805 (mobile).
JIM SEWELL, District 2
Jim is currently President of the Port Commission. He and his wife Sharon have resided in Grandview since 1985. He holds a Diploma in Municipal Administration from the University of British Columbia.
Following service in the Canadian Army and a 40 year career in local government in Canada and Washington State, Jim retired in 2006 after serving as Grandview’s City Administrator for 21 years. In 2007 Jim was appointed a Port Commissioner, and was re-elected in 2009 and 2015.
He is Chairman of the Yakima County S.I.E.D. Board which funds Economic Development infrastructure in Yakima County, and a Member of the Washington State Committee for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
You can reach him via email at: email@example.com, or by telephone at (509) 882-4453, or (509) 832-1500 (mobile).
RICHARD SHEYNER, District 1
Richard is currently Secretary of the Port Commission. He was born, raised and has lived in Grandview, Washington most of his life. He is a graduate of Yakima Valley College and Central Washington University where he received a degree in finance and economics.
Richard is an elder/trustee at Bethany Community Church and is employed at Marchant Ladders. He is married and has a daughter who is attending college. Richard was appointed to the Port Commission in 2005, serving about a year prior to moving out of District 2.
Richard was again appointed commissioner in 2011 for District 1 and was then elected as a commissioner in 2013.
He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (509) 882-4177, or (509) 439-0618 (mobile).
Port commissioners are elected by the residents of the Grandview Port District. Commissioner terms are six years.
The Port of Grandview Commissioners handle most of the day-to-day operations of the port, with the help of one part-time staff member, continuing to keep the port's day-to-day activities efficient.