Posted on: January 5, 2011

Commission Selects McAuley as President

At their first meeting of the year, the Port of Bellingham's Board of Commissioners selected Commissioner Michael McAuley to serve as the board's president for 2011.

The Commission also voted to select Commissioner Scott Walker to serve as Commission Vice President and Commissioner Jim Jorgensen to serve as Commission Secretary for 2011.

The Commission elected the same officers to its Industrial Development Corporation Board for 2011.

"I was excited when I was elected to the Port Commission last year and I am looking forward to working with our new executive director and taking on a greater role this year," McAuley said.

He said he wants to focus on greater public outreach in 2011.

At the same meeting, the Commissioners decided who would serve on key community boards. They selected:

• Northwest Economic Council: Scott Walker
• Whatcom Council of Governments: Michael McAuley
• Washington Public Ports Association: Scott Walker
• Whatcom County Economic Development Investment Program Committee: Jim Jorgensen
• Port Public Art Advisory Committee: Scott Walker

Regularly scheduled Commission meetings in 2011 will continue to be on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 3 p.m. in the Harbor Center Conference Room, 1801 Roeder Avenue.

The public is welcome at all Port Commission meetings and agendas are posted for upcoming meetings on the Port's website: www.portofbellingham.com

Commissioner photographs are available by contacting carolync@portofbellingham.com

For More Information Contact:
Carolyn Casey, Port of Bellingham 360-676-2500

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