Thursday, August 22, 2013

Interim Commissioner Named at Port of Everett

At a special meeting on August 19, the Port of Everett Commission appointed District 3 Port Commission candidate Glen Bachman to fill the balance of ex-commissioner Michael Hoffmann’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2013.

Hoffmann resigned Aug. 12 after the Port of Everett Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution asking the civil division of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s office to verify that Hoffmann met the residency requirements to serve as a port commissioner. He was not seeking re-election.

Bachman is expected to hold the District 3 position on an interim basis until the results of the general election in November 2013 election are certified. He is running uncontested for the six-year term. Commissioner Bachman has more than 30 years of real estate experience. He is currently president of the Asia Pacific division of Path America, an Everett based developer. He also spent 24 years with Kemper Development, as Vice President of Operations & Administration for Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Properties. His responsibilities included lease administration to the two hundred plus tenants at the shopping center as well as Lincoln Square, and several properties on satellite locations.

“I look forward to participating in our community and regard this appointment with pride and enthusiasm," Bachman said in a prepared statement released by the port.

Hoffman’s Aug. 12 resignation came in the wake of his July 2 notification of Executive Director John Mohr that he no longer resided at his District 3 address.

“I have no interest at this time in accommodating residency stipulations,” Hoffmann wrote in his resignation letter.

Washington state law explicitly states that only a registered voter who resides in a commission district may be a candidate for, or hold office as, a commissioner of the port district.