Interim Port of Siuslaw Manager named

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The Port of Siuslaw has turned within to appoint a temporary manager.  Susy Lacer, a former full time office staff member who has been working part time for the past two years will manage the day to day operations for now.

Commissioner John Scott said Lacer’s knowledge of the district and her experience makes her a “good choice”.  He said she committed to 60-days in the role, but he hoped she would stay longer if the search for a new manager takes longer.

The former manager, Mark Freeman, stepped down with only two days notice following a three-hour executive session with the Port Commission last week. Port President John Buchanan said he hopes to get assistance from the Special Districts Association of Oregon in finding a permanent replacement.

The Commission meets this evening, seven pm, at the port off ice on Bay Street.  In addition to the replacement search, they’re also expected to approve a $375-thousand loan from the Port Revolving Fund to help pay for the Old Town Wharf project.