Port of Olympia Announces Open Positions on Citizens Advisory Committee

OLYMPIA – The Port of Olympia today announced the opening of three positions on its 17-member Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee (POCAC). These roles are critical for advising on important community issues, including Budd Inlet development, activating the Port’s waterfront, and other key initiatives. The POCAC is instrumental in supporting the Port Commission, staff, and […]

It’s a Dirty Job: Sediment Samples are Key to Cleanup

On the surface, Budd Inlet is picturesque. Sailboats dot the water, pedestrians stroll the waterfront, and the Olympic Mountains are the perfect backdrop. But a deeper look shows a suffering ecosystem—one that impacts wildlife and humans alike.

Port of Olympia Reschedules Executive Director Town Hall with Alex Smith

OLYMPIA – The Port of Olympia is pleased to announce the official rescheduling of the Executive Director Town Hall with Alex Smith. The event will now take place on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Percival Plaza- Olympics Room 626 Columbia Street NW, Suite 1B Olympia, WA 98501. As the newly […]

Port of Olympia Rescheduling March 27 Town Hall

Olympia, WA — The Port of Olympia is rescheduling the March 27 Town Hall with Executive Director Alex Smith because of illness. The newly appointed executive director was expected to spend an hour with community members, answering questions and sharing her vision and approach. Smith and other key staff are not able to attend because […]

Port of Olympia to Host Executive Director Town Hall with Alex Smith

OLYMPIA – The Port of Olympia is pleased to announce an upcoming Executive Director Town Hall featuring Alex Smith on March 27, 2024, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. This event serves as a valuable opportunity for Alex Smith to introduce herself to the community and engage directly with residents as the new Executive Director of the […]

Celebrating Billy Frank Jr. Day

On the surface, Budd Inlet is picturesque. Sailboats dot the water, pedestrians stroll the waterfront, and the Olympic Mountains are the perfect backdrop. But a deeper look shows a suffering ecosystem—one that impacts wildlife and humans alike.

Successful Completion of Phase One in Budd Inlet Sediment Sampling Initiative

OLYMPIA – The Port of Olympia is pleased to announce the successful completion of phase one for our Budd Inlet research vessel operations and sediment testing. Samples collected from over 100 targeted sites have been sent to the lab for analysis as part of our ongoing Budd Inlet environmental cleanup and restoration initiative. We are […]

Port of Olympia Announces Finalists for Executive Director Position

OLYMPIA, WA — The Port of Olympia has officially announced the finalists vying for the executive director position. After an extensive search and rigorous selection process, the four candidates who have emerged as the top contenders are Joshua Cummings, Anthony Hemstad, Michael Reid, and Alexandra Smith. The responsibility of appointing the executive director lies with […]

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