MAY 13, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port awards money to four Thurston County communitiesThe town and cities of Bucoda, Tenino, Rainier and Yelm have each received $10,000 from the Port of Olympia.

A Walk Around The Diverse Projects At The Port Of OlympiaThe Port of Olympia’s strategic plan includes more than simply goals to increase efficiency or improve operations.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Port Townsend race is firming up as filing week startsThere are two contested races for the Port of Port Townsend commission and no announcements about whether three Port Townsend City Council members will seek another term. 

Recently retired Benton commissioner in race for Kennewick port seatRecently retired Benton County commissioner Leo Bowman isn’t ready to quit a life of public service.

Schneidmiller calls it a wrap after two Port of Walla Walla terms Port of Walla Walla Commissioner Paul Schneidmiller stepped into office when a new airport terminal building was being built, and will apparently leave on the heels of expanded rail service.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Weyerhaeuser could stay at port for 20 yearsThe Port of Olympia Commission is set to ratify a lease amendment at its meeting today, an agreement that could keep Weyerhaeuser and its log export business at the port for the next 20 years.

 

MISC 

Port, the Pybus keyAn editorial in the Wenatchee World.

 

PEOPLE 

Prominent former Seattle port executive Richard Ford diesIn remembrance of the first Executive Director of the Washington Public Ports Association.

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