Semo Port's Board of Commissioners for 2018 named
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- The Semo Port Board of Commissioners for 2018 has been announced.
Lloyd Smith (Scott County) will fill the Member at Large position during 2018-2019. The Member at Large position alternates every two years between Cape Girardeau County and Scott County. The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority (Semo Port) was created by the two counties in 1975.
The Scott County Commission appointed Lloyd Smith of Sikeston as the Member at Large, serving a two-year appointment for 2018-2019. Smith, now retired, served for 28 years on the staff of US Congressman Bill Emerson and next for US Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Later he served as Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party.
Two Board members were reappointed by their respective County Commissions to another four-year term (2018-2021). They are Larry Dowdy from Cape County and Rice "Pete" Burns from Scott County.
The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority (Semo Port) was created in 1975 by Scott County and Cape Girardeau County. The Port's slackwater harbor opened in 1990 and the Semo Port Railroad started in 1994. Today the six industries at the Port and their customers move over 1.5 million tons of products annually using barge, truck, and rail transportation.