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Port Houston appoints new Commissioner

On 22 March 2024, Houston Mayor John Whitmire administered the oath of office to Thomas Jones, Jr., to serve a two-year term as a Port Commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority. Commissioner Jones will attend his first Port Commission meeting in this capacity on 26 March.

"Port Houston is the busiest waterway in the nation, and I am confident that my new appointment will improve City and Port working relations and help bolster Port Houston’s legacy as an economic hub and innovative waterway," stated Houston Mayor John Whitmire.

Numerous local, state, and federal officials, along with business and community leaders, were present, demonstrating their support for Commissioner Jones.

State Senator Carol Alvarado delivered greetings, emphasizing the importance of the Houston Ship Channel to the state, and remarked to Mayor Whitmire that "Commissioner Jones was a smart appointment".

According to a statement, Commissioner Jones is widely regarded as a prominent figure in both business and civic circles, actively advocating for community development, advancing higher education, and supporting the arts.

"I am blessed and honoured to have this opportunity to serve the people of Houston. The port is a critically important business and economic engine for Houston, Texas, and the nation. I am excited to help lead and guide Port Houston’s current plans for growth and expansion," commented Commissioner Jones.

According to a statement, Commissioner Jones assumes the position previously held by Port Commissioner Cheryl Creuzot, who opted not to pursue a third term.

"We welcome Mr. Jones to the Port Commission and look forward to the perspective he brings. His strong background in finance coupled with his long history of commitment to philanthropic endeavours makes him well-prepared to help guide Port Houston to serve our region," stated Ric Campo, chairman of the Port Commission.





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