Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Olympia Gains New Citizen Advisors

By Karen Robes Meeks

Three new members have joined the Port of Olympia Commission’s Citizens Advisory Committee: Kevin Decker, Chris Richardson and Tom Szymoniak.

“I am impressed by the number of motivated and qualified members of our community willing to give their time and knowledge to assist the commissioners with issues and opportunities that chart the future of our port,” said Port Commissioner Bill McGregor.

Formed in 1994, the Citizens Advisory Committee is made up of nine to 13 volunteer residents who gather monthly to address commission assignment, which includes various port programs and projects such as the ferry study, fuel dock report, public participation report, port cargoes report, port renaming, comprehensive plan land use plan update, new market industrial campus development alternatives study, commission redistricting, marine fuel dock public participation, small cities program report, and naming convention and protocols.