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Port appoints Sean Milligan as District 3 Commissioner


May 21, 2020

DAYTON–At a special Port of Columbia meeting on May 18, 2020, sole applicant Sean Milligan was appointed as Commissioner for District 3. He replaced Fred Crowe who had to step down in April because of a change in residence outside of the district.

Milligan has resided in Huntsville for 14 years and has worked as a civil engineer for the Corps of Engineers. He has been active in his Dayton church but admits to not being involved much in Dayton in the years since he’s lived here. He wants to see that change especially since stepping down from an advisory board not quite three years ago and has wanted to find something to “fill that hole.” He stated that he wants to “feel more connection in the community and have some measure of influence.”

When asked what special qualifications he brings to the board, Milligan answered, “My logical thinking and training as an engineer. I’m a third-generation civil engineer. It’s in the family, my brother and brother-in-law. I’m data driven and can make risk-based decisions.”

After answering questions from the remaining commissioners, Marvin Earle and Dan Aschenbrenner, Milligan was approved by the commissioners and then sworn into office by Port Director Jennie Dickinson. He will begin to serve the remainder of Crowe’s term until December, 2021. He can choose to run for another six-year term in the November, 2021 election.


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