News and Information from
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
For Immediate Release: January 6, 2017
Port of Coos Bay hires Margaret Barber as new External Affairs Manager
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce Margaret Barber will join the staff as External Affairs Manager. For the past decade, Barber has served in various roles in communications and economic development. Currently, Barber is Community Development Coordinator of Coos and Curry Counties for the CCD Business Development Corporation.
Barber will start at the Port of Coos Bay on Monday, January 9th. She will serve as the primary contact for public relations and external affairs matters, manage Port leases, and lead the communications strategy of the Port. Throughout her career, Barber has worked for the Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA) where she received over $7 million in grants for ORCCA as a grant writer. She also started her own consulting firm, Margert Barber Consulting, LLC which specialized in project, community, and economic development. As a consultant and CCD’s Community Development Coordinator, Barber has successfully worked with a diverse group of local and state organizations. Barber holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah.
Barber steps into her role during a transformative period for the Port as we intensity our efforts on development of all Port assets.
“I am thrilled to begin employment with the Port of Coos Bay. The Port has an extensive and rich history in our area, and a crucial impact on our regional economy,” said Barber. "I look forward to working with the Port’s dynamic staff and commission.”
The Port of Coos Bay welcomes Margaret Barber to the team.
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