Commissioner Michael Conley Announces his retirement from Grant County Port District #10/Port of Moses Lake

Apr 10, 2017

Michael Conley, Port Commissioner for the past 9 years, is stepping down and moving with his wife, Carol, to Sun City, Arizona. His official retirement date is April 25, 2017.

Taking office in January, 2008, he brought with him 18 years of port experience, serving as Manager at Grant County Port Districts #3 and #8.

Conley served six years as a National Guardsman in Idaho and Oregon. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a Masters in Agricultural Economics in 1965. After graduation, he spent a year in Moses Lake but permanently made it his home in December of 1986, going to work for Security Bank; overall, he spent more than 25 years in the finance industry.

Conley has been an active part of the community as a Member of the Moses Lake Lions club, serving as district governor of District 19D (2010/11). He is also a member of the Moses Lake Senior Center Board of Directors, serving as president for two terms.

Commission President Stroud Kunkle stated, “We have been fortunate to have Mike’s community experience, financial acumen and loyalty to the Port and the people of Grant County. We wish him good luck and hope he adjusts well to retirement and to the warmth of Arizona.”

Commissioner Conley shared that “giving up the position on the Port Commission is probably the hardest part about moving to Arizona because there are so many positive things taking place at the Port right now.”

Remaining Commissioners Stroud Kunkle and Kent Jones will be required to select an interim commissioner from Port Commissioner District #1 within 60 days of April 25, 2017.

For additional information contact the Port of Moses Lake at 509.762.5363.