Commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac selected Tom Quigg to fill the District 2 Commission seat that was left vacant upon Commissioner Jack Thompson’s untimely passing last month during a special meeting this week.
“We appreciate all of the highly qualified candidates that applied and truly value their interest in the Port and their enthusiasm and commitment to the future of Grays Harbor,” stated Commission President Stan Pinnick. “We look forward to welcoming Mr. Quigg to the Board and have confidence his business experience, knowledge and dedication will serve the Port and our community well.”
Tom Quigg, a life-long resident of Grays Harbor, was selected from a pool of 7 applicants for the position. Mr. Quigg brings a solid background in both marine construction and commercial and industrial real estate, just recently selling his interest in Windermere Grays Harbor in 2016, although he continues as an active Commercial/Industrial real estate broker with Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen. Mr. Quigg also has an extensive history of involvement throughout the Grays Harbor Community including being a founding member of the Grays Harbor Shipping Club and a Board member of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation.
Tom Quigg will be officially appointed and sworn in at the regularly scheduled Commission meeting on December 11th at 9am. He will serve until the next regularly scheduled Port Commission election in November 2019, at which time Mr. Quigg and any District 2 registered voter seeking to run for the position may stand for election for the remainder of Mr. Thompson’s original 6-year term, ending December 31, 2023.
Founded in 1911, the Port of Grays Harbor is one of Washington State’s oldest port districts and Washington’s only deep-water port located directly on the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Grays Harbor operates 4 deep-water marine terminals, the Westport Marina, Bowerman Airport, Grays Harbor ship assist services, numerous public waterfront access facilities, in addition to industrial and business parks throughout the County. Strategically located midway between Seattle and Portland and only 1 ½ hours from open sea, the Port of Grays Harbor provides businesses a diverse portfolio of facilities. More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at portofgraysharbor.com.