CHINOOK — Ken Greenfield, one of three commissioners for the Port of Chinook, is resigning from his position.

Greenfield, 84, has been a commissioner for roughly the past 20 years and decided that now was the appropriate time for him to retire, he said.

His retirement comes amidst troubling financial times for the port, which recently discovered significant shortcomings in its finances and bookkeeping.

Greenfield isn’t worried about the port making it through a difficult time though, he said.

“I think we’re getting it straightened out, I think we’ll come through it all right,” Greenfield said in a phone interview.

Port Manager John Demase said Greenfield’s letter of resignation is set to be accepted at an Oct. 22 special meeting, and the process to find his replacement will begin after that. It is unclear at this point who might replace Greenfield on the commission.

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