The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) is pleased to welcome Dr. Arne Elias to its Board of Directors. Dr. Elias was selected by the City of Port Alberni as its board representative following the recent expiration of Ken McRae’s term. Dr. Elias is well-known locally as the Vice Chair of the Air Quality Society and President of the Marine Rescue Society and has an impressive background in the marine, transportation and resource management sectors with a PhD and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. PAPA also welcomed Kate Smith as the new administrative Operations Manager, effective June 28, 2021. Kate brings valuable experience from the hospitality industry with demonstrated commitment to customer service, business growth and problem solving.