James T. Edmonds, chairman of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, was reappointed to a second two-year term by a vote of the combined members of the Houston City
Council and the Harris County Board of Commissioners.
Edmonds, who joined the Port as a commissioner in October 1996 and
was appointed chairman
in June 2000, was recognized in the joint
session for growing the Port's position as the Gulf of Mexico gateway,
seizing new opportunities in emerging markets, expanding opportunities
for small businesses, and operating in an environmentally friendly
"We're proud to be a partner with the city and county in
developing projects and programs that will improve the quality of life
in this region for future generations," Edmonds said. "Over the next
two years, the commission will continue to strengthen and expand trade
relationships on a North-South axis, as well as maintain our customer
base in the rest of the world. We will also look for ways to increase
the Port's cruise business, and help make the development of the
Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal a reality."
Port commissioners serve a two-year term without pay.
"Jim Edmonds has shown strong leadership as chairman of the Port,"
said County Judge Robert Eckels. "We need that leadership more than
ever as the Port continues to expand and work to attract new
"The Port of Houston is one of the most successful ports in the
world," said Mayor Lee P. Brown. "Under the guidance of Mr. Edmonds,
the Port has made great progress, expanding its services and
broadening its international reach. I am pleased with his commitment,
and through his efforts, the Port of Houston will continue to grow and
continue to develop new opportunities."
Edmonds is president of Edmonds and Company, a firm dedicated to
assisting clients with organizational matters, business development,
marketing plans and regulatory compliance, primarily in the public
sector. He also serves on the board of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare
System and the board and executive committee of the Greater Houston