Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nine Compete for Appointment to Port’s District #3 Seat

According to a press release issued by the Port of Olympia, the Port has received applications from nine District #3 residents vying for appointment to the open District #3 Commission seat. The deadline to apply was May 8 at 5:00 p.m.

The vacancy is a result of Commissioner Sue Gunn’s resignation due to health issues. The person appointed will serve until the county-wide election is certified in late November. At that time, the seat will vest in the person duly elected by a majority of the residents who voted.

Applicants for the Port Commissioner District #3 appointment are (in alphabetical order):

·         Jerry Farmer
·         Frederick Finn
·         Lawrence Goodman
·         Bob Jones
·         Michelle Morris
·         Dick Pust
·         George Sharp
·         Bill Wells
·         Elizabeth (E.J.) Zita

Commissioners George L. Barner, Jr. and Bill McGregor are reviewing the applications. They will decide which persons they will interview for the position at their regular public work session on May 21, 2:30 p.m.

Interviews of the selected candidates will occur during public meetings on June 1 and 2, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Commission anticipates appointing the new District #3 Commissioner at their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 10 (which is a reschedule of their typical 2nd Monday meeting date). The next step will be the swearing in of the appointed Port Commissioner at the Thurston County Courthouse.

Once sworn in, the appointed Commissioner will participate in all Commission meetings and business, including the regular study session on June 18 and the regular meeting on June 22.

All the Commission meetings described will occur at Tumwater Town Center, 7241 Cleanwater Drive SW, Tumwater.

For information about the process, please contact Jeri Sevier, jeris@portolympia.com , 360.528.8003