Regular Port Commission, Board of Pilot Commissioners Meetings September 24

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Swearing in of Commissioners Theldon R. Branch III and Stephen H. DonCarlos

Memorandum of Friendship and Trade Cooperation Signing

HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 24, at 9:30 a.m., or immediately following the double swearing in ceremony of new Port Commissioners Theldon R. Branch III and Stephen H. DonCarlos. Houston Mayor Annise Parker is scheduled to swear in city of Houston appointee Branch. State Rep. Wayne Smith will swear in the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association appointee DonCarlos.

At the conclusion of the regular Port Commission meeting, the signing of a Memorandum of Friendship and Trade Cooperation with the Port of Marseille-Fos Authority (a.k.a. Grand Port Maritime de Marseille) and with Provence Promotion Economic Development Agency will be conducted.

Following the signing ceremony, the Port Commission will resume in its Executive Session and upon its conclusion, the Board of Pilots Commissioners will meet.

The Port Commission Community Relations Committee will meet at 11 a.m. or immediately following the Board of Pilot Commissioners meeting.

All meetings will take place in the fourth floor boardroom of the Port Authority Executive Building, 111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston.

The Swearing in Ceremony and Memorandum of Friendship and Trade Cooperation Signing Ceremony will both be conducted in the fourth floor gallery which is immediately adjacent to the boardroom.

Activities and Meetings:

  • Swearing in of Theldon R. Branch III and Stephen H. DonCarlos
  • Regular Port Commission Meeting
  • Memorandum of Friendship and Trade Cooperation Signing Ceremony
  • Executive Session
  • Board of Pilot Commissioners Meeting
  • Community Relations Committee Meeting

Meetings agendas are available on the Port of Houston Authority website, http://www.portofhouston.com/the-port-commission/public-meetings/agendas.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.

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CONTACT: Bill Hensel, Manager, Corporate Communications Office: (713) 670-2893 Cell: (832) 452-5776 E-mail: bhensel@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority