FRANK LYALL, District 3
Frank is currently the Port Commission’s Investing Officer. He was born, raised and has resided in Grandview most of his life. He is a graduate of Grandview Senior High School, Wenatchee Valley Community College, and the University of Utah where he received a Political Science degree.
Frank farms apples, cherries and Concord grapes with his extended family in Grandview, Prosser and Mattawa. He is the past President of the Yakima County Farm Bureau and is a workgroup member of the Yakima County Voluntary Stewardship Program.
Frank was appointed a Port Commissioner in March, 2019 for District 3, and elected in November of 2019.
You can reach Frank via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (509) 840-0320.
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.
Jim is Chairman of the Yakima County S.I.E.D. Board which funds Economic Development infrastructure in Yakima County, and a Member of the Yakima County Boundary Review Board.
You can reach Jim via email at: email@example.com, or by telephone at (509) 882-4453, or (509) 832-1500 (mobile).
RICHARD SHENYER, 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 owner of Grandview Ladders LLC. 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. He was again appointed commissioner in 2011 for District 1 and was then elected as a commissioner in 2013.
Richard can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (509) 882-4177, or (509) 439-0618 (mobile).
Emeritus Board Member
DR. RON GROW
Ron 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 1988, 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 until his retirement in February 2019.
After Ron’s resignation from Commission in January 2019, the Port of Grandview honored his service, dedication and community support by awarding him the position of Commissioner Emeritus to remember him as a founding member of the Port of Grandview.
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 staff members to continue to keep the port's day-to-day activities efficient.