The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to make current Deputy Director Kathy Andress as Acting Port Director upon the departure of current Executive Director Lori Baer. Director Baer’s resignation was approved by the Commission with her final day being March 21, 2008. Andress will assume the position for a period of no-less-than 90 days while the Board formulates a future course of action.

The Port of Palm Beach District is an independent special taxing district, a subdivision of the state of Florida, which covers 971 square miles or about half of Palm Beach County.