Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Seattle Commissioners

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Seattle welcomed new commissioners Peter Steinbrueck and Ryan Calkins, while Courtney Gregoire was selected as Commission President for 2018.

“I look forward to the hard work of preserving the industrial lands that support family-wage jobs throughout our region, protecting our environment, and growing our economy in ways that benefit everyone,” said Steinbrueck, a former three-term Seattle city councilman. “Our economic diversity makes King County resilient and rich in opportunities. I look forward to working with the community on growing those opportunities.”

Calkins, who works for nonprofit organization Ventures, said he was honored to join the port commission. “I look forward to bringing economic growth and expanding opportunities to our region while being environmentally sustainable in our actions,” he said.

The commission also voted Gregoire as commission president for 2018.

“The Port of Seattle will continue to lead on economic and community development for our region while leading in environmental sustainability,” she said. “We want to ensure that all of our community members benefit from the ongoing growth at our facilities throughout King County.”