Monday, December 30, 2013

Petrich Chosen as Tacoma Port Commission President

The Port of Tacoma Commission has named Clare Petrich its president for 2014. Petrich, who was first elected to the Commission in November 1995, succeeds Commissioner Don Meyer as president.

Petrich, owner of Petrich Marine Dock on the Thea Foss Waterway across from downtown Tacoma, is co-founder and chair of the Commencement Bay Maritime Fest, and is involved in maritime heritage research.

Among the other boards on which she serves are the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, the Youth Marine Foundation, the Flood Control Zone District Committee, the Washington Council on International Trade and the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board.

Petrich is also a past president of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Economic Development District Board and continues to serve on the board. She is also a past president and secretary for the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.

Port commissioners serve four-year terms on the five-member board, with officer positions rotated yearly. For 2014, the makeup of the board is: Clare Petrich, president; Don Johnson, vice president; Connie Bacon, secretary; Dick Marzano, first assistant secretary; and Don Meyer, second assistant secretary.