Port of Pasco director honored by chamber

The Pasco Chamber of Commerce recently honored the executive director of the Port of Pasco for his work for the area's agricultural industry and community.

Jim Toomey was recognized at the 11th Annual Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame.

Chamber President Monica Van Hollebeck said Toomey has been an integral part of the growth of the event.

And chamber Executive Director Nikki Gerds said Toomey has influenced the agriculture industry regionally and statewide more than most people realize.

Toomey also has been involved with the Columbia Basin College Foundation, the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, Community Roundtable and the Leadership Tri-Cities steering committee.