Port Commissioners

Commissioner E.J. Zita

Current Commission Vice President

Current Port Sponsored Committees

  • Thurston Regional Planning Council
  • Capital Lake Executive Work Group
  • Washington Public Ports Association Trustee
  • Tumwater Chamber
  • Grand Mound Rochester Chamber

Port Commissioner EJ Zita began her service as commissioner at the Port of Olympia in November 2015. Commissioner Zita is a retired Physics professor, focusing on energy, astrophysics, and sustainability. She has worked at General Atomics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab, and The Evergreen State College. Commissioner Zita is also a cattle rancher. She enjoys volunteering in the areas of social and environmental justice.