Don Barnes is a man of high integrity who has, and will, perform the duties of commissioner with the utmost dedication to the welfare of the residents of the Kennewick Port District.
At the time he was appointed to the commission, he was faced with one of the most challenging decisions in the port's history: determining the future of Vista Field. Don was up to that challenge, immersing himself in studying the economic, as well as cultural, value to the community the property could provide whether improved or closed.
He based his tough decision solely on the facts presented and not on the emotions of those affected by the outcome. His personal code of ethics would not allow him to make any port decision that would provide benefit to himself or his acquaintances.
The port has unique opportunities with difficult decisions ahead. Don will provide a stabilizing and practical influence to complement the other members of the board as they lead the port into the future.
KATHY EBY, Kennewick