Daniel Peterson

District 1 email:

Mr. Peterson was appointed September 2019 to fill the unexpired District 1 term and was the only candidate to file for election to the full term beginning January 2020.  He served as a Pend Oreille County Public Utility District Commissioner for 22 years and in that role was an officer in numerous local and regional economic development and utility organizations.  Mr. Peterson’s extensive experience, including State and Federal government relations, now benefits the Port operation.



R.L. (Bob) Shanklin

District 2 email:

Mr. Shanklin has served as a Port Commissioner since January 1, 2000. Mr. Shanklin retired in 1996 after having served 44 years in the railroad industry, including working for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific, The Seattle North Coast and the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad. He currently provides consulting services to various Short Line Railroads, making bridge inspections and training railroad personnel in how to carry out bridge repairs. Mr. Shanklin’s years of experience in the railroad industry as well as his involvement in other community boards and organizations is an asset to Port operations.


Ryan Kiss

District 3 email:

Mr. Kiss is a businessman residing in District 3.  He is a member of the Selkirk School District Board of Directors.  Mr. Kiss is a third generation Port Commissioner, following his father (Steve Kiss) and grandfather (Dave Garrett) on the Board of Commissioners.  Mr. Kiss has the business knowledge to assist with Port operations including budget experience and employment issues.