Walker elected president of state port association

The Bellingham Business Journal

Longtime Bellingham Port Commissioner Scott Walker will serve as the Washington Public Ports Association’s (WPPA) president this year, representing 75 ports across the state.

“Commissioner Walker was selected from among his peers to serve as president based on his long service, sound judgment and strong record of support for job creation and the values that our local port districts represent,” Eric Johnson, WPPA executive director, said in a press release.

This year Washington Ports will celebrate the 100th anniversary of approval of the state law creating port authorities. The group also will hold its annual spring conference in Whatcom County at the Semiahmoo Resort.

This is just the second time a Port of Bellingham commissioner has served as WPPA president. The last time was in 1970, when Commissioner Pete Zuanich held the position.

“I’ve long believed in the power of a locally controlled port in building the economy and creating jobs,” Walker said in a press release. “I look forward to working with fellow Washington commissioners on statewide port issues that affect our economic recovery.”

As president, Walker will lead the Association’s executive committee and will be responsible for establishing and implementing association policy.

For more information, contact Carolyn Casey at (360) 676-2500.

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