Riviera Beach, Florida – August 1, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach is pleased to welcome Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) to Palm Beach County on August 2, 2017. Congressman Mast’s visit to the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach will include a presentation with an overview of the 162-acre Port, a tour of the Port, and lunch.
Congressman Mast previously met with the Port’s Executive Director Manuel Almira and Commissioner Katherine M. Waldron, during the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this year to discuss the state of the cargo and cruise business.
“The Port currently has projects underway – and in the pipeline – that are crucial to operations and viability,” said Blair J. Ciklin, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Palm Beach. “The staff and I look forward to welcoming Congressman Mast and providing updates on the Port’s projects, on Wednesday.”
About Port of Palm Beach
Port of Palm Beach is a full-service, diversified port, offering cruise and cargo services to more than 30 onsite tenants and users. At 162 acres, the port’s efficiency is unparalleled, processing more than $7 billion in commodities, 2.5 million tons of cargo, and 500,000 cruise passengers annually. As one of the largest employers in Palm Beach County, the Port of Palm Beach and its tenants employ more than 2,850 people. Through the contribution of more than $185 million in business revenue and $17.5 million in tenant-contributed state and local annual tax revenue, the Port of Palm Beach is one of the largest economic engines in South Florida. For more information, visit www.portofpalmbeach.com.
About Brian Mast
Congressman Brian Mast is in his first term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida. Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. In Congress, Brian strives to serve as he did on the battlefield: without regard for personal gain or personal sacrifice. He is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where his priorities include fixing the pressing water quality issues stemming from Lake Okeechobee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he uses his military expertise to help strengthen the safety and security of the United States. Brian lives in Palm City, Florida with his wife Brianna and three children, Magnum, Maverick and Madeline. For more information, visit www.mast.house.gov.