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About Port Erie

Mission Statement: To promote industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on Presque Isle Bay and adjacent waters.

The Port of Erie is located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie in a natural bay formed and sheltered by Presque Isle, Pennsylvania. Erie´s harbor entrance channel is 29 feet deep.

Board of Directors

David J. Zimmer III

Sharon L. Knoll

Carl Wolfrom

Jeffrey W. Brinling

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
Martin H. LaMar

Board Members

Daria Devlin
Jamie Martin-Stewart
William Panitzke
William Petit, P.E.
William Sabatini
Julie Slomski
David Uhlig


Brian Barnes
Accountant/Public Records Officer
814-455-7557 Ext. 229

Janet Lyngarkos
Accounting Clerk
814-455-7557 Ext. 222

John Mulligan
Dir. of Operations/Harbormaster

Anthony Pianta
Deputy Dir. of Operations

Martin LaMar
Executive Director
814-455-7557 Ext. 223

Timothy M. Sennett, Esq.
General Counsel

Robin Waldinger
Chief Financial Officer
814-455-7557 Ext. 225

Bonnie Wright
Administrative Assistant
814-455-7557 Ext. 221


The Erie -Western Pennsylvania Port Authority has the following positions available:

Download Employment Application

Port of Erie: Opportunity in Every Direction