Port, Waterway & Beach Commission

The Port, Waterway & Beach Commission investigates, initiates and supports general water resources development project to include:

  1. Port improvements and growth of the shipping industry;
  2. Beach re-nourishment and conservation; and
  3. Mitigation of declines in water quality.

The Commission studies various projects trying to obtain new and beneficial projects for this area, and maintains an awareness of project effects on the quality of the waters and inter-relations with natural resources.  The Commission has the responsibility of studying and preparing recommendations for the best use of the 3% room occupancy tax funds to be presented for approval.


There are fifteen (15) members on the commission with five (5) members appointed by City Council to serve an undesignated term.

Current Members 

Councilmember David Joyner
Term Expiration: N/A

Neal Andrew
Term Expiration: 02/28/2026

Kevin Flowers
Term Expiration: 02/28/2024

Jim Hundley
Term Expiration: 02/28/2026

Gregg Washington
Term Expiration: 02/28/2026