WPPA is Now Accepting Nominations for Port of the Year, Life Member & Outstanding Service To The Industry

Every autumn the Association takes time to reflect on those individuals and ports whose efforts deserve special recognition from their peers.

We have accomplished great things this past year, as individual ports and as a group, and there is much to be proud of.  Please take a few minutes to consider this opportunity to provide public recognition for some of those exceptional efforts. Nominations must be in the Association’s office by 3:00 p.m. on September 29th to be eligible for Executive Committee action.

Port of the Year Award:

The WPPA Executive Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Port of the Year.   Begun in 1987, the Port of the Year Award is to recognize a member port that has demonstrated exceptional success in our industry.

The recipient will be awarded an individual plaque, the port’s name will be added to the plaque in the WPPA office and we will hang a port photo in the lobby of the ports building. The award will be presented during the annual business meeting, November 20th at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle.

Nominations may be made by any port to either nominate itself or another member of WPPA.  Please limit the number of pages of the nomination letter to four. In your nomination letter, please explicitly describe the reasons for the nomination. It is not necessary to “generate” political support for a nomination.

Life Member Award:

The WPPA Executive Committee is also accepting nominations for Honorary Life Members.  As stipulated in the WPPA bylaws, “nomination for such membership shall be made by letter to the Executive Committee from a member port and shall state in detail the qualifications of the nominee for such membership.  The qualifications shall include the following criteria:  The individual must have served as an officer or committee chairman or employee of the association, and otherwise performed extraordinary service for port industry accomplishments.”

Honorary Life Members have full privileges of committee membership and participation in WPPA activities.

Outstanding Service to the Industry Award:

In 1995, the Executive Committee approved the establishment of the “Outstanding Service to the Port Industry” award.  The intent is to provide recognition to commissioners and staff, upon retirement or departure, who have provided “a significant and meaningful contribution to the success of a public port district or the public port industry at the local, national or international level.”

The Executive Committee will review all applications for Port of the Year, Life Membership, and Outstanding Service to the Industry nominations and forward its recommendations to the Board of Trustees.  The WPPA Board of Trustees will vote on the recommendation at its Annual Meeting on November 20th at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle.

****All Nominations must be in the Association’s office by 3:00 p.m. on September 29th to be eligible for Executive Committee action****

Please send your nominations to:

Washington Public Ports Association
1501 Capitol Way South, Suite 304
Olympia, WA  98506

You can also email it to: mlill@washingtonports.org 

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