JUNE 30, 2016

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE

‘Risk vs. reward’ factors into port decisions:  New director, commission discuss priorities, expectations

June 30, 2016, Ptleader.com

A better awareness of risk versus reward is need throughout the Port of Port Townsend decision-making process, according to the entity’s new executive director.

Sam Gibboney met with commissioners and executive staff on June 22 to talk about establishing a “common language,” starting with “expectations” such as accounting, operations, customer services, etc., which are ongoing; and “priorities,” which would be capital projects and other things that do have end dates.

Gibboney’s recurring message was “risk versus reward,” both in routine operations and special projects, especially in regard to “life safety” issues.  Some items need to be addressed soon, she said.

Read more here:  http://www.ptleader.com/news/risk-vs-reward-factors-into-port-decisions/article_1b21d1a8-3d7e-11e6-af19-633077b942af.html

 

PEOPLE

Interim leader selected as Port of Port Angeles’ new executive director

Jesse Major, June 30, 2016, Peninsula Daily News

The Port of Port Angeles selected Karen Goschen of Sequim to be its next top administrator during its regular meeting Monday.

Port commissioners said Goschen, who has served as interim executive director for six months, has proven in that time that she has what it takes to lead the district.

“I’m very pleased that the commissioners expressed confidence in me and that we have worked well during the period of being interim,” Goschen said. “[I’m pleased] that I will have this opportunity to build upon a foundation I’ve already started.”

Goschen will succeed Ken O’Hollaren, who resigned effective Dec. 31.

Read more here:  http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160628/NEWS/306289992

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