Port of Anacortes Presents Port Partner Awards

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The Port of Anacortes presented its annual Port Partner Awards on June 5, 2015 at the Waterfront Festival Kick-off Dinner, held in the Port’s Transit Shed Event Center on historic Pier 1 in downtown Anacortes.

The Port established the Partner Awards in 2008 to honor those entities, contractors, citizens, tenants, and organizations who have partnered in service with the Port to promote economic growth, environmental clean-up, and strategic planning.

Honored this year were:

Ultra Tank – Customer Service Partner in recognition of providing quality and timely customer service, working around the clock, repairing the fuel tanks at the Anacortes Airport. Owner Leo Day has been serving the Port for a number of years at the Cap Sante Marina where his work has helped the Port provide 100’s of thousands of gallons of fuel to Marina tenants and visitors, and for the past three years has serviced the Airport as well. The Port thanks Leo for his quick, professional response time and dedication.

Dakota Creek Industries, Inc. – Strategic Partner in recognition of strategic contributions to the Port of Anacortes and the Anacortes Community. The Port recently signed a 40 year lease with Dakota Creek for their continued operations here at the Shipyard in Anacortes. This is a substantial vote of confidence by both the Port and Dakota Creek and is a truly significant statement by one of our community’s largest employers of their confidence in Anacortes and the Economy. Economic development is the mission of the Port. The family-wage jobs provided by Dakota Creek are a vital contributor to that mission.

Mr. Don Wick – Economic Development Partner Award. In recognition of his commitment to Economic Development in Skagit County, the Port recognized out-going Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC) Executive Director Don Wick. Don has been at the helm of EDASC for 28 years and in that time has been instrumental to the growth of the economy in Anacortes and Skagit County. While Don is always quick to acknowledge his team, the Port wished to recognize that his leadership has made EDASC a major contributor to the decision of new industries to locate here and nearby.

The Port of Anacortes values these partners and their significant contributions to both the Port and to the Anacortes community.

About the Port of Anacortes

The Port of Anacortes was formed in 1926 to promote economic development for Anacortes and the surrounding area. The Port district is led by a board of five elected commissioners: Bob Eberle, Pat D. Mooney, Ray Niver, Keith Rubin and Bill Short.  Executive Director is Dan Worra. Public meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA.

For more information, visit www.portofanacortes.com

or contact Julie Johnson Lindsey, Executive Assistant at julie@portofanacortes.com

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