Olympia, WA – The Port of Olympia is hosting a Port 101 Workshop on Saturday, April 29 from 9 am to 11:30 am in the Olympics Room, 606 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. The workshop is intended for those interested in becoming a port commissioner. However, anyone who wants to learn more about the Port of Olympia is encouraged to attend. The workshop will provide information about what ports do, the Port of Olympia, and the role of commissioners.
Thurston County voters approved increasing the number of Port of Olympia commissioners from three to five in the November 2022 general election. District boundaries were redrawn through a public process to create five voting districts instead of three. Elections will be held for two additional districts, District 4 and District 5, this coming November. The existing District 1 position is also up for election this year.
Filing week for the 2023 General Election is May 15-19, 2023. Information about filing for candidacy can be found on the Thurston County Auditor’s website.
The Port 101 Workshop on April 29 is a free event and will be presented by Jim Darling, primary author of the Port Governance and Management: Leadership Manual for the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA). To help the Port plan for space and materials, please register in advance. See portolympia.com/commission
for more information.