Comments and Quotes About Wilbur E. Ternyik and his Legacy to the State of Oregon and the Oregon Coast
Wilbur Ternyik never expected recognition. His work was the tangible creation of his heart’s vision.
Balancing a passion for coastal resource protection with the needs of developing coastal communities such as Florence is not an assignment for the timid, which is why Wilbur was and is such an important player on the coastal stage.
He was fair. Wilbur didn’t use his power to overrun any of us.
Ternyik commanded an enormous level of trust from other coastal officials who often clashed with one another.
God broke the mold when he made Wilbur.
The man has an uncanny ability to understand what’s happening in nature.
He cared about all (Oregon) ports as a system. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it hadn’t been for the activities Wilbur involved himself in.
What Wilbur did for all of us is almost incomprehensible in terms of time and effort he has spent. We owe him a tribute — a lasting memory — so that his efforts will not be forgotten.