Friday, January 26, 2018

New Olympia Citizen Advisors

By Karen Robes Meeks

Earlier this month, the Port of Olympia Commission welcomed four new members to the Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee (POCAC) and voted to raise the number of members from 12 to 13. Cameron Wilson, Deborah Pattin, Juqita (Gigi) McClure and Meren Gadman join current committee members Jim Broman, Greg Bucove, Judy Hoefling, Greg Johnson, Travis Matheson, Peter Overton, Jerry Wilkins, Richard Wolf and Thom Woodruff.

“I am impressed by the number of motivated and qualified members of our community willing to step forward as we study critical issues and opportunities, and chart the future of our community port,” Port Commissioner Joe Downing said. “I expect the port to have a very successful year, given the contributions from our excellent staff, engaged POCAC volunteers and renewed alignment with shared community goals,” he added.

Formed in 1994, the committee meets monthly to discuss and act on commission assignments and may be asked to take part in port programs and projects. Previous projects included the Dock Report, Public Participation Report, Port Cargoes Report, Port Renaming, Comprehensive Plan Land Use Plan Update, NewMarket Industrial Campus Development Alternatives Study, Commission Redistricting, Marine Fuel Dock Public Participation, Small Cities Program Report, and Naming Convention and Protocols.