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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Port Commission Selects 2018 Officers, Adjusts Meeting Schedule

Port Commissioner Ken Bell was selected by the Commission on Tuesday to serve as President of the Board of Commissioners for 2018. Commissioner Bobby Briscoe was picked to be Vice President and Michael Shepard was chosen for Secretary.

Commissioners also determined who would serve on local boards for 2018:
• Whatcom Council of Governments: Bobby Briscoe
• Washington Public Ports Association: Ken Bell
• Whatcom County Economic Development Investment Program Committee: Michael Shepard
• Western Crossing (Shared Port and Western Washington University Development Entity): Ken Bell

The next Port Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Harbor Center Conference Room, 1801 Roeder Avenue. Commission meetings are to be held starting at 4:30 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month in 2018, except for July and August when there will be only one meeting each month on July 10 and August 21. 

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

An essential part of the Board of Commissioners’ decision-making process is public input.  Two public comment periods at 4:30 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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