Ronald A. Phillips, a multi-term Harbor Commissioner, is the immediate Past President of the Crescent City Harbor Commission. Commissioner Phillips has always highlighted the importance of providing a safe harbor for commercial fishermen. Crescent City is known to be one of the more easily accessed ports in the region, and the West Coast’s Dungeness crab fishery has the highest fatalities per capita of any fishery on the West Coast — deadlier than the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” which films the Alaskan king crab fishery.
I have long been a believer in the idea that government is too important to leave it to someone else. I have been a Naval officer with shipboard experience; I have been a teacher and administrator in elementary and high schools and college. In addition, I have been in the moving industry as an owner- operator, moving van operator, salesman, and agency manager. I believe in community involvement and have been a long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Elks. Economic development involves everybody.
George Wesley White (Wes) earned his B.S. in Wood Technology from Colorado State University in 1972 and his Master’s Degree in Business Management from the University of New Mexico in 1984. He has been employed in various privately and publicly held business management capacities including sales, marketing, production, technical sales and general management in the wood products industry for 15 years. For the past 25 years he widened his scope of management responsibilities to include other industries such as the laminating, finishing, store fixture, distribution, recreational vehicle, mobile home trucking, organic soil amendment and solid waste industries in capacities as vice president, president, CEO and executive board member. He currently is serving as a commissioner for the Crescent City Harbor District and enjoys being active and the outdoors.
James Ramsey is in his second term as Harbor Commissioner; he was originally elected in 2008. He is married, and has three grown sons, and four grandchildren. He is a retired educator who taught K – 4 grades in Del Norte and Lake Counties. He is active in the local community in Sunrise Rotary, Lighthouse Repertory Theatre, Grace Lutheran Church and Food Bank, and the Del Norte Democratic Committee (Vice Chair). He works with a number of local charities and service organizations, including Rural Human Services, Red Cross, Harrington House, Habitat for Humanity, Lighthouse Repertory Theatre, DNACA, Daily Bread Ministries, CAN, Pregnancy Care Center, and Shriner’s Hospitals. He ran for office to “get our harbor going again with good tenants, both in the commercial and tourist trade areas, so that we could truly be part of the economic engine of our lovely community.”