Opinion: Teamwork Rules In Ridgefield

By Scott Hughes, Commissioner

“There’s a lot going on in Ridgefield,” my fellow Port Commissioners and I hear a lot. And, it’s true. New people, new homes, new schools, a new grocery store about to open, new businesses – but as things change, I hope we hold onto the one thing that truly makes Ridgefield a standout – we’ve always been a community that comes together and accomplishes great things. We know we can only solve problems by working together. And when we do, we make Ridgefield an even better place to live.

Teamwork is the name of the game. Without teamwork, schools, colleges, rail overpasses, grocery stores, parks, baseball teams and dragon boat racing don’t happen. So, let’s continue to work together as a community and as a region to make our community the best it can be.

Teamwork helped  get  the  rail  overpass project started  and  the  environmental  cleanup  of the waterfront completed. Next up, the Port will collaborate with Clark College to bring Clark College Boschma Farms Campus to life. We’ll also be working to extend a high-speed, high-capacity broadband network from our starting point at WSU-Vancouver through the Discovery Corridor.

In the coming months  and  years,  look  for  your Port to continue working with our partners, including the City of Ridgefield, the school district, Clark College and WSU-Vancouver to continue our efforts to make Ridgefield and the Discovery Corridor a productive, vibrant and fun place to live and work. Please join us at our twice-monthly commission meetings, connect with us in person, look for us at community events and follow us on social media.

You do good work Ridgefield. I’m proud of us and all that we’ve accomplished together – as a team – as it should be.