Meet the Commissioners & District Manager

If you would like to contact any of our Commissioners, click HERE.  Please include which Commissioner you are trying to reach in your email and it will be directed to them immediately.  You are also welcome to call our offices at 541-271-2232.

Carey Jones
PresidentCarey Jones – President

Commissioner Jones was appointed to the Port of Umpqua Commission in April 2015 and again in August 2021.  Carey has lived in Reedsport since 1988 and retired as a Sergeant from the Reedsport Police Department after serving for 26 years. He is involved with the Reedsport Boosters Club. Carey has a ranch on the South Side of Smith River, he raises commercial cattle and bucking bulls. Term ends 6/30/2027

Joe Mulkey – Vice President

Commissioner Mulkey grew up locally and graduated from Reedsport High School.  After graduation he started working in the Commercial Fishing Industry.  He is now the owner/operator of Pacific Challenger Fisheries.  Joe is also on the ODFW Advisory Board for Squid and is involved with the Oregon Coast Crab Association.  Joe enjoys hunting, fishing and riding horses with his wife, Kelsey and their three children.  Term ends 6/30/2027


Randy DuVal – Treasurer

Commissioner DuVal was appointed at the February 21, 2024 meeting.  Born and raised on a farm in Tulelake, California.  He spent 3 years serving in the Army during the Vietnam era, and he has been an EMT with a volunteer ambulance for 12 years.  After working on the family farm for over 40 years, he retired and moved to Reedsport 5 years ago with his wife Lynn.  Randy is also a member of the American Legion, Pacific Dunes Moose Lodge, Malin Baptist Church and the Tulelake Horseradish Association. Term ends 6/30/2025

Donna Train – Secretary

Commissioner Train was originally elected to the Port Commission in June 2011 and was appointed to the Commission again in 2024.  Donna was born and raised in Reedsport.  After graduating from Reedsport High School she attended Puget Sound College of the Bible in Seattle, Washington and graduated from Merritt Davis Business School in Salem, Oregon.  Donna worked as office manager at Salmon Harbor for 10 years and left when her family moved out of the area. When she returned to Reedsport in 2005 she went to work for the Port of Umpqua, starting as Administrative Assistant and then Port Manager.  She resigned as Port Manager in 2008 to take care of her parents.  Donna serves on the Reedsport Urban Renewal Board, where she is one of the original members and, is Chair for the Reedsport Christian Church Congregation. She and her husband Mike have a daughter, 2 sons and 12 grandchildren.  Term ends 6/30/25

Deb Yates – Assistant Secretary

Commissioner Yates has been on the Port of Umpqua board since June 2022.  Deb holds a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Portland State University and has a Journeyman’s Electrical License and teaching certificate. Now retired from being an electrician and school teacher, she is a published author and local small business owner.  Deb is very active in local organizations including S.T.E.P. (Salmon Trout Enhancement Program), the Reedsport Planning Commission, Lower Umpqua Economic Development Council and is on the budget committee(s) for the Urban Renewal, City of Reedsport and Port of Umpqua.  Term ends 6/30/2025

Scott Kent – Port District Manager

Scott Kent was born and raised in Reedsport, Oregon with a family involved in construction, charter fishing, and education.  Scott is a licensed professional engineer in both civil engineering and naval architecture/marine engineering. He is an Oregon State University graduate having earned the degrees of bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate in engineering.  Scott was previously a self-employed Residential Engineer, in Reedsport.