Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee



The Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee (“POCAC”) is a Committee of volunteer citizens selected through an application process as determined by the Port of Olympia Commission. The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice to the Port Commission on tasks as assigned by the Port Commission.

POCAC Meetings


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.


Minutes are also available following approval.

Monthly Meetings

The Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the following location:

  • Percival Plaza (Olympics Room)
    626 Columbia Street Suite 1-B
    Olympia, WA 98501

Remaining POCAC Meetings for 2024: June 18 – NO MEETING, July 16, August – NO MEETING, September 17, October 15, November 19, December – NO MEETING

Current Committee Members

Joel Hansen, Chair301/2020-12/2024
Deborah Pattin301/2018-12/2024
Tom Szymoniak301/2019-12/2024
Sheila Wilson301/2024-12/2026
Bob Butts101/2023-12/2025
Don Krug101/2023-12/2025
Anthony Hemstad301/2023-12/2025
Darlene Kemery301/2023-12/2025
James Thornton201/2023-12/2024
Bob Wubbena101/2023-12/2024
Quentin Phillips301/2023-12/2024
Harry Branch101/2023-12/2024
Sue Patnude301/2023-12/2024
Jack Havens301/2024-12/2026


The Committee members shall each serve no more than two (2) consecutive three-year terms. Each year the Port Commission shall appoint or reappoint persons to fill the expiring terms, for a full three-year term. At its discretion, the Port Commission will decide when it will fill a vacancy of an unexpired term.  If four or more member’s terms will expire simultaneously, the Port Commission has discretion to establish a different schedule for the appointments or reappointments to prevent simultaneous expirations.


For more information, please contact the Port’s Executive and Commission Coordinator.

To Volunteer on the POCAC

Applicants must be Thurston County residents.  Criteria for selection are community and economic development activities; past volunteer activities, board or committee experience; private/public work experience; experience or knowledge regarding the Port of Olympia; and reasons for wanting to serve on the POCAC. 

Volunteer application are accepted on an on-going basis.

POCAC Projects

2022 Projects

2019 Project Reports

2018 Project Reports

2017 Project Reports

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