Port of Seattle welcomes new commissioner, charts new course for 2016

The Sapphire Princess at SeattleThe Port of Seattle welcomed its newest commissioner, Fred Felleman, as he took the oath of office along with reelected Commissioner Courtney Gregoire at today’s Commission meeting (12 Dec.).

The commission officers for 2016 were also announced. Commissioner John Creighton will serve as Commission President while Commissioner Tom Albro will serve as Commission Vice President, Commissioner Stephanie Bowman will serve as Commission Secretary, Commissioner Courtney Gregoire will serve as Assistant Secretary, and Commissioner Felleman will be Commissioner-at-Large.

“The Port of Seattle starts 2016 focused on growing the middle-class jobs that ports bring to the region,” said Commission President John Creighton. “We look forward to working with communities throughout King County and the state to attract more opportunities for economic development.”

“It is truly an honor to be entrusted by the citizens of King County to represent them on the Seattle Port Commission,” said Commissioner Fred Felleman. “Having been part of the Seattle maritime community for two-and-a-half decades, I’m excited to bring my experience, knowledge, and deep love of Puget Sound to this organization.”

The Port of Seattle Commission will remain focused on the expansion of Sea-Tac Airport, attracting opportunities for its cruise business, recapitalizing the North Pacific fishing fleet, making Terminal 5 ‘big ship ready’, continuing environmental efforts port-wide, and pursuing further job growth through the Port’s new Economic Development Department.

(Port of Seattle)