Chairman's Citizens Advisory Council Established

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HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria has established a Chairman's Citizens Advisory Council (CCAC). The Council will meet quarterly and will serve in an advisory role to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on issues of mutual interest. The composition of the CCAC is geographically diverse and intended to provide an effective line of communication between communities around the Port of Houston and the Port Commission.

"The CCAC will facilitate a regular and open channel for community input regarding the Port of Houston Authority's mission and priorities, including job creation, economic development, and environmental stewardship," Longoria said. "The CCAC is an important initiative to engage our stakeholder communities with the work of the Port Commission."

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