A number of Duluth Seaway Port Authority Commissioners have been re-elected to their posts, including Ray Klosowski, president; Rick Revoir, vice president; Tony Sertich, secretary; Yvonne Prettner Solon, treasurer; and Norm Voorhees, assistant treasurer. Together with fellow board members Patrick Boyle and Pete Stauber, these commissioners oversee the Port Authority's financial and organizational affairs.
The Port Authority is governed by a seven-member board - two commissioners appointed by the governor and St. Louis County Board, and three appointed by the Duluth City Council. Each is appointed to a six-year term, yet terms have varied expiration dates. Commissioners meet monthly to set policy, approve contracts and determine budgets. The board also hires the organization's executive director and oversees operations.
The Port Authority is an independent, public agency created by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1955 to foster domestic and international maritime commerce, promote trade development, facilitate industrial development and advance port interests. In addition to its maritime role, the Port Authority manages the Clure Public Marine Terminal, its redeveloped 26-acre Clure Expansion, Duluth Airpark and Erie Pier.