Special Meeting on Jun 27, 2017 5:00pm
Minutes for the Port Of Seattle Commission meeting, held on Jun 27, 2017 5:00pm
P.O. Box 1209
Seattle, Washington 98111
COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING JUNE 27, 2017
The Port of Seattle Commission held a special meeting, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the
Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington. Commissioners
Albro, Bowman, Felleman, and Gregoire were present. Commissioner Gregoire participated by
telephone. Commissioner Creighton was absent.
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Commission President Tom Albro.
Presentation materials included a packet comprised of cruise tourism materials, including a market
assessment, and presentation slides on Seattle's working waterfont.
The Commissioners engaged in a discussion of quality jobs, the future of Seattle's working
waterfront, and the Port's role in growing and accommodating waterfront industries, such as cruise,
container cargo, and fishing. Transportation issues associated with growth of these industries and
other growth in the SODO neighborhood were discussed.
Commissioners examined the topic of applying quality jobs principles generally to award of Port
contracts. They considered the mechanics of expanding application of quality jobs beyond airport
and airport dining and retail jobs. Further work with the Central Procurement Office and
Commission staff on policy development in this area is anticipated in the near future.
Commissioners compared notes on expectations for proposed changes to Commission bylaws
affecting duties of and succession planning for Commission officers.
The Commission completed its business and adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Minutes approved: August 8, 2017.
Digital recordings of meeting proceedings and meeting materials are available online www.portseattle.org.
PORT COMMISSION RETREAT MINUTES Page 2 of 2
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
Minutes of the June 27, 2017, retreat submitted for review on August 4, 2017, and proposed for approval on August 8, 2017.