Portsmouth Port & Industrial Commission (PPIC)

The Portsmouth Port & Industrial Commission (PPIC) was specifically created for Portsmouth by the Virginia General Assembly in 1954. The PPIC is comprised of seven (7) City Council-appointed Commissioners serving staggered five-year (5) terms. The powers specifically granted to the PPIC by the General Assembly include the authority to: acquire, own, lease and dispose of property; acquire, construct, develop, maintain and operate wharves, docks and piers; borrow money, incur debt and issue bonds; acquire, construct, maintain and operate commercial, manufacturing and governmental facilities, and sell, convey or lease same; and condemn property for public use.

For more information about serving as a board member, please contact the City Clerk’s office.

PPIC Board

Angelia Allen, Chair

Sarah Rogers Garner, Vice Chair

Amira Bethea, Treasurer

Arnette McSwain

Bracey Parr

Eugene Swinson

Andre Williams 

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