Robinson recognized during ceremony renaming River Center and unveiling Port of Muskogee improvements

Muskogee, OK- On June 7, 2022, Port of Muskogee Director Emeritus Scott Robinson was recognized for
more than 31 years of service in a ceremony at the newly renamed Robinson Gallery and Event Center
at Three Forks Harbor, 5201 Three Forts Road, Fort Gibson, OK. In addition to addressing the impactful
career of former director Scott Robinson, Port of Muskogee officials unveiled upcoming infrastructure
plans at the Port of Muskogee.

Scott Robinson began working as Port Director for the Muskogee City-County Port Authority July of
1990. His primary responsibility being the management and development of the Port of Muskogee,
located at the headwaters of the Arkansas River portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation
System. Scott has served, at one time or another, as an officer and member of a variety of waterway
related boards and commissions including the Arkansas Basin Development Association, the Arkansas
Oklahoma Port Operator’s Association, the ODOT Waterways Advisory Board, the Governor’s Port Task
Force, the National Waterways Conference, the Marine Transportation System National Advisory
Council, and the Arkansas River Historical Society. Prior to becoming Port Director, Scott spent
seventeen years as an independent oil and gas producer with operations in Oklahoma and Texas and
was an active member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the Independent
Petroleum Association of America.

Colonel Scott Preston, Commander and District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the Tulsa
District recognized Robinson for his years of service. Additionally, Sen. Jim Inhofe’s staff provided an
Accommodation that was read on the U.S. Senate Floor. Former colleagues Bob Portiss, Dave Davis,
Steve Taylor and Ed Gage shared admiration of Robinson’s leadership, vision, and dedication to the Port
of Muskogee. Muskogee Mayor Marlon Coleman called Robinson a visionary and presented him with
the Key to the City.

“Scott has been a vital force at the Port of Muskogee transforming our facility into one of the State of
Oklahoma’s predominant economic development drivers,” said Port Director Kimbra Scott. “Scott was
announced Port Director in July 2021 with full support of the board of Directors at Robinson’s
recommendation.

Carrying out the strategic plan, Port Director Kimbra Scott announced $58M of upcoming infrastructure
improvements at the port that will bring transformative change and usher in the next fifty years of
service. Improvements include rail improvements, updated security, levy construction, and waterfront
infrastructure improvements at the port.