October 2, 2020
Port of Whitman County
Port of Whitman County Appoints District 1 Commissioner

Karl Webber Fills Vacancy Caused by John Love’s Resignation

Colfax (October 2, 2020) - The Port of Whitman County Commission voted to appoint Karl Webber of Tekoa to the vacant District 1 Commissioner seat at its regular October 1 meeting. 

Webber was appointed to a term expiring on December 31, 2021, which was left vacant when longtime Commissioner John Love resigned in July. Webber, one of four candidates to apply, brings a wealth of experience in business management and consulting for small to large companies. He currently holds positions as President/Principal Consultant of KB2 Performance Management Systems and President/Founder of Statera Fly Rods. 

“I believe the Port of Whitman County is a valuable contributor to our way of life as residents,” Webber wrote in his application. “As Port Commissioner, I would work to understand the needs and concerns of the residents, the business leaders and the governing officials, and I would take this information into account when making decisions about strategy, direction and policy.” 

The Port had 90 days to fill Love’s seat. Three other candidates – Charles Petras, James Babb and Nathan Weller – were also interviewed at the October 1 meeting. 

The three-member Port of Whitman County Commission meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Port Commissioners serve six-year terms. While all Commissioners are elected on a countywide basis, each must live within a specific district of Whitman County. The board’s responsibilities include setting policy, approving expenditures and appointing the Executive Director. 

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About the Port of Whitman County 

The Port of Whitman County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Whitman County through industrial real estate development, preservation of multi-modal transportation, facilitation of economic development and provision of on-water recreational opportunities.