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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Port Appoints New Manager of Marinas

The Port of Bellingham is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Birdsall as its new Manager of Marinas.  Birdsall has more than 30 years of experience working for the Port of Bellingham, including responsibilities as Harbormaster, Stormwater Manager and most recently as Strategic Project Manager.

Birdsall will be responsible for the management of over 2,000 permanent moorage slips for recreational, commercial and charter vessels at Blaine Harbor and Squalicum Harbor.  His duties will range from managing marina personnel and budgeting to supporting the local commercial fishing industry and other marine-related businesses through the development of infrastructure upgrades, programs and business-friendly policies.

“Mr. Birdsall is the ideal candidate to be the Port’s Manager of Marinas” said Port Executive Director Rob Fix.  “He has many years of experience in marina operations, financial management, and infrastructure development along with a strong commitment towards customer service.  Our boating community will be in excellent hands with Alan at the helm.”

“I am honored to have been selected as the Port’s Manager of Marinas and excited to take on this new opportunity” said Birdsall.  “I look forward to working with Port staff, marine-related businesses and our local boating community as we seek to continue providing high quality marina facilities at some of the most affordable rates in Puget Sound."

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