Port Commissioners

Commissioner Bill McGregor

Current Commission Secretary

Current Port Sponsored Committees

  • Economic Development Council
  • Yelm Chamber
  • Lacey Chamber
  • Makers Space
  • South Thurston Economic Development Initiative

Community Involvement

  • Past President and Member of Lacey Rotary
  • Rotary Governor (LAcey, Yelm, Gateway, and Hawks Prairie Clubs
  • Foster Parent
  • Coach 14/15 Babe Ruth Baseball 

Port Commissioner Bill McGregor has been a commissioner at the Port of Olympia since 2006
and has been involved with Ports in Washington State for over 42 years. Commissioner
McGregor has worked at executive staff levels with the Ports of Tacoma, Olympia, and Grays
Harbor. In 1995, while at the Port of Olympia he was recognized by the American Public Port
Authorities as attaining a designation of a Certified Public Port Manager – one of only 57 in the
Port worldwide industry at that time.

Commissioner McGregor served in the United States Coast Guard for 4 plus years and after an
honorable discharge, he continued his education and obtained a degree in Transportation
Logistics.

In 2000, after 27 years in the Washington State Port Industry, Commissioner McGregor retired
from the Port of Grays Harbor, moved his family back to Lacey, and went to work for Saint
Martin’s University as the Director of Facilities Management. In 2006, he was appointed to a
vacant Port of Olympia Commission seat and has been in that elected position ever since.
He has been an active Rotarian since 2007 with the Lacey Rotary Club – Serving as its President
in 2013-2014 and has been serving as the Area

Governor over the Lacey, Gateway, Hawks Prairie, and Yelm clubs for the last 3 years.  

Commissioner McGregor and his wife have been foster parents for over 39 years.  They have opened their home to children for a night, for weeks, months, and have had several stay for multiple years.  They have 5 children and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Education

  • Transportation & Logistics, Green River College