The Port is governed by a three member Board of Port Commissioners elected by the public, to a four-year term. The Board establishes policies under which the Port's staff - supervised by the Executive Director - conducts its daily operations.

These three elected officials are responsible for:

Representing public interests
Setting port policy
Determining program direction                               Setting long and short range goals                       Approving the annual budget; and                        Assisting with leadership development

The Port of Shelton Commission holds meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm in the Commission Chambers located at the Port of Shelton Administrative Offices, 21 West Sanderson Way, Shelton, WA 98584.

The public is encouraged and welcome to attend
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Meeting Minutes are available online following Commission approval.

 

 
 


"The Port of Shelton projects honesty, integrity, public trust, professionalism, fairness, cooperation, equal treatment of our tenants, the public and all other agencies.

The Port of Shelton will develop, enhance and protect the airport, industrial properties, waterfront and all other public assets entrusted and managed by the Port."

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  Position 1
Sue Patterson
Term Expires 12/31/19

  Position 2
Dick Taylor
Term Expires 12/31/19
  Position 3
Kristy Buck
Term Expires 12/31/17
 
Kristy Buck

Sue Patterson was born and raised in King County, a fifth generation Washingtonian.   She moved to Shelton full time in 1998 and has been the biggest fan of Mason County ever since! 

Sue's experience in the business world includes 25 years as owner of a small steel fabrication company.  She has owned and managed several rental properties in King and Mason Counties since 1972.  Locally, she was a baker, clerk and team member at Sage Book Store for ten years before the store closed in 2015.  Sue also has worked for Bellevue Public Schools, Internal Revenue Service and started her work life enrolling people in the Medicare Program when it was established in 1965!  She also has many years of volunteer experience in Mason and King Counties.  She has received the Golden Apple Award (PTA), the Shelton Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Flame Award from Mason General Hospital Foundation.  

Sue is proud of her two daughters, one son-in-law and two grandchildren, who currently live in the Los Angeles area. 


Phone: (360) 427-7731
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Dick Taylor spent 34 years in the US Navy, during his career he advanced from Seaman Recruit (E 1) to Commander (05). Most of Dick’s career was spent in diesel submarines and manned deep submersibles. He is qualified in submarines, qualified for command of diesel submarines, and qualified as a deep submergence vehicle pilot.

After retiring from the Navy Dick graduated University of Washington with a BA in Liberal Studies/International Studies and in 2007 was awarded a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from American InterContinental University. He has worked as a real-estate sales agent, served as executive director of a chamber of commerce, executive director of a not-for- profit firm providing services to developmentally disabled adults, was the project manager of a civilian submarine construction program, and served 6 years as City of Shelton’s Commissioner of Finance. He is currently licensed as an insurance agent working with his wife, Marlene, in Taylor Insurance Agency, LLC.


Home: (360) 426-5214
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Kristy Buck is a second-generation life-long resident of Mason County. She has business experience in banking and lending, sixteen years working for Simpson Timber Company in accounting and office management, and has been a real estate broker since 2003. She currently owns the John L. Scott Real Estate office in downtown Shelton, and is an active real estate agent.  Kristy has served on the Economic Development Council for Mason County since 2007, chairing it in 2012 and 2013. She also currently serves on the Planning Advisory Council for Mason County, has served on the local Realtor Association board (President in 2006), has been Realtor of the Year twice, and is active in her church and Rotary.  

Kristy has been married to her husband, Jim, since 1989, and they live on their 13-acre Christmas Tree Farm along with several yellow labs.

Phone: (360) 490-0958
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