Our Commissioners

Since its creation in 1926, the Port of Harlingen Commission has served as the Port’s governing body. Through this community leadership, the Port is now a robust, multimodal port providing economical transportation to markets as close as Corpus Christi and as far as the Great Lakes. It is the second largest in Cameron County, with an overall cargo tonnage of 2 million annually.

However, the Port’s values remain just as they did almost a century ago; serving the citizens of Cameron and Willacy Counties by creating economic opportunity, stewarding environment responsibly, partnering  with communities and entities, and holding ourselves accountable and transparent.

All authority of the Port of Harlingen is vested with the Board by the state of Texas in accordance with the Texas Water Code, chapter 62. Three Commissioners, elected at-large by district voters, serve six year terms, governing the Port, leading all inter-governmental functions, and overseeing the Executive Director. 

Commission Meetings

Port Commissioners’ meetings are normally held at 12 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Port of Harlingen Office, 24633 E. Port Rd. Harlingen, TX 78550. Because meeting times can change, please visit this page for the most up-to-date information. General Public is welcome.

Meeting Schedule


Date Type Location Documents
Sept 2021
Sept. 2 Regular Port Agenda
Sept. 16 Regular Port Agenda
Oct. 2021
Oct. 7 Regular Port Agenda
Oct. 28 Reschd Port Agenda
Nov. 2021
Nov. 10 Reschd Port Agenda
Nov. 18 Regular Port Agenda
Dec. 2021
Dec. 2 Regular Port Agenda
Dec. 16 Regular Port Agenda


Port of Harlingen Commissioners

Bryan Duffy

Board Commissioner since 2011, term ends 2023

Neil Haman

Board Commissioner from 2007 to 2011. Re-elected in 2019, current term ends in 2025.

Alan Johnson

Board Commissioner since 1991, term ends 2021

Ryan Newman

Board Commissioner since 2021, term ends 2025

Chris Villarreal

Board Commissioner since 2021, term ends 2025