Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Humboldt Republican Women, Federated Welcomes Wilson Lacy

“No Port – No Town”
Have you ever spent time at the ports of Oakland, Los Angeles or New York, gazing at a large ontainer ship arriving or a mile-long stack train flowing though a pass? Well, Wilson Lacy worked in all these places and he has experienced the excitement for over four decades. His involvement in international trade spans changes from loading break-bulk ships to global automated containerization processes.

He grew up near the waterfront in Oakland and he was interested in shipping and transportation from childhood. He joined SeaLand Service as a trainee in 1969 and later moved to senior management at APL. He started his public service at Port of Oakland in 2004.

Wilson’s accomplishments include: completion of the Union Pass Donner Pass re-opening to allow mile- long trains go direct through Nevada; building the first on-dock rail facility in Jersey City, New Jersey; worked with Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and California Business Transportation and Housing on good movement language in Proposition 1B; and as Maritime Director in Oakland, completed the expansion of Port’s Vision 2000 Program. More recently, through his efforts, the Humboldt Bay Harbor District got West Coast Marine Highway designation M5 by
Federal DOT.

His public service has given him a passion to have the state and federal governments give ports, water and rail goods movement equal billing with highway and public transportation.

Wilson is a member of West Coast Corridor Coalition, UpState California Economic Development, American Association of Ports and he is a master stevedore. Please join us as the Director of Maritime Commerce discusses our area.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
11:30 Buffet Lunch ~ 12-1 p.m. General Meeting
Elks Lodge, 445 Herrick Ave, Eureka, CA
Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
*Early lunch reservations appreciated and to be honored ~ Payable to Elks Lodge