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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Port Commission Selects 2020 Officers, Sets Meeting Schedule

Port Commissioner Michael Shepard has been selected by the Commission to serve as President of the Board of Commissioners for 2020. Commissioner Bobby Briscoe was picked to be Vice President and Ken Bell was chosen for Secretary.

Commissioners also determined who would serve on local boards for 2020:

  • Whatcom Council of Governments: Bobby Briscoe
  • Washington Public Ports Association: Michael Shepard
  • Whatcom County Economic Development Investment Program Committee: Ken Bell
  • Western Crossing (Shared Port and Western Washington University Development Entity): Ken Bell

Regular Port Commission meeting times have been changed to start at 4:00 p.m. in the Harbor Center Conference Room located at 1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham, WA, unless posted otherwise.

The 2020 Commission meeting schedule is as follows: January 7 and 22, February 4 and 18, March 3 and 17, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16, July 21, August 11, September 1 and 15, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, and December 8. 

All meetings are live streamed and archived on the Port’s YouTube Channel.

An essential part of the Board of Commissioners’ decision-making process is public input.  Two public comment periods at 4:00 and 5:30 pm are included as part of all regularly scheduled Commission meetings. Written comments are always welcome and can be submitted by email to or by mail to:

POB Board of Commissioners
1801 Roeder Avenue
Bellingham, WA  98225

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