Friday, June 8, 2018

Olympia Executive Resigns

By Karen Robes Meeks

Last week, the Port of Olympia commission accepted the resignation of Executive Director Ed Galligan. The commission put Galligan on administrative leave last month to spark “a leadership change that would be instrumental in positioning the Port for the future,” according to the port.

The commission said that Galligan, who served 12 years, will be available as an on-call consultant if necessary, and thanked him for his service.

Galligan was known during his tenure to emphasize environmental innovation including a modern facility that treats stormwater and the eco-friendly Swantown Marina and Swantown Boatworks.

Meanwhile, airport director Rudy Rudolph will serve as port interim executive director while the commission searches for a new leader in the coming months.