Zahn appointed to Port Commission
Port Aransas resident Charlie Zahn Jr. has been appointed to the Corpus Christi Port Commission.
The Nueces County Commissioners’ Court voted today, Wednesday, Nov. 9, to make the appointment, according to Port Aransas City Manager Robert Bradshaw.
Zahn is the first Port Aransas resident in memory to receive an appointment to the commission, observers said. Bradshaw said Zahn will be a good person to have in place to look after Port Aransas interests.
Zahn was one of 10 people, including Port Aransas resident Betty Turner, seeking two seats that were coming open on the Port Commission. County commissioners re-appointed Richard Borchard to one of the seats.
The board has seven members. The City of Corpus Christi fills three seats, the Nueces County Commissioners Court fills three and the San Patricio County Commissioners Court fills one.
Turner is a real estate broker and a former mayor of Corpus Christi. Zahn is an attorney, former Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees member and longtime chairman of the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Board.
Port commissioners set policy on how the Port of Corpus Christi is run. It’s the fifth-largest port in the nation, and all ships that go in and out of the port must pass through the Aransas Pass, between the north and south jetties in Port Aransas.