Stephanie Bowman to be Commission President
SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle Commission has elected Stephanie Bowman Commission President for 2019. Commissioner Felleman will serve as Commission Vice-President, with Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck serving as Commission Secretary.
“I look forward to continuing the progress the Port of Seattle made in delivering projects to support trade and transportation, expand workforce development and protect the environment,” said Commissioner Bowman. “We have much to work on this year, ensuring that economic growth and our programs are helping people across King County and the state of Washington.”
The Port of Seattle Commission will remain focused on its policy-making and oversight role as the Port provides essential travel and trade services to create jobs in a dynamic region. The Port is currently underway with more than $2 billion in major facilities improvements at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and is working on the environmental review of additional near-term projects under its Sustainable Airport Master Plan.
On the maritime side, in November 2018 Port Commissioners approved a funding plan that would take on the largest maritime infrastructure the Port has made in a generation. Priorities for 2019 include identifying partners for a new cruise terminal, and working with the Northwest Seaport Alliance to finalize a commercial deal for Terminal 5 as it becomes ‘big ship ready’.
The Port of Seattle will also spend 2019 pursuing ambitious environmental and economic development objectives that represent regional priorities, ranging from efforts to source more sustainable and low-emissions fuels to increasing the diversity of Port suppliers and contractors.
About the Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911, the Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Fishermen’s Terminal—home of the North Pacific fishing fleet—and public marinas. The Port also owns two cruise ship terminals, a grain terminal, real estate assets, and marine cargo terminals through its partnership in the Northwest Seaport Alliance. Port operations help support nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 18 years, the port’s “Century Agenda” seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at www.portseattle.org.