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Letter: Shorter terms will be good for Port

To the Editor:

Two weeks ago, Governor Dayton signed a bill into law, which has reduced the amount of time a citizen may serve on the Red Wing Port Authority Board. Pending the approval of our City Council, the law will reduce the initial term from a six-year term to a three-year term. A board member may serve two consecutive terms.

This is a welcome change because it allows more citizens to make a reasonable time commitment to serve their community.

I wish to thank Sen. John Howe, who drafted this legislation, Governor Dayton, along with the Senate and House bodies whom unanimously approved it. I also thank all present and past Port Authority Board members for the considerable time commitment they have pledged in service to our community.

Tom Brown

Red Wing

Tom Brown is president of the Red Wing Port Authority Board.