New Leader for Bellingham Commission

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Bellingham Commissioner Michael Shepard will lead the commission for the coming year.

Shepard was chosen by his peers to become president, while Commissioner Bobby Briscoe will take on the role of Vice President and Ken Bell that of Secretary.

This year, commissioners will represent the port on the following local boards:

• Whatcom Council of Governments: Bobby Briscoe
• Washington Public Ports Association: Michael Shepard
• Whatcom County Economic Development Investment Program Committee: Ken Bell
• Western Crossing (Shared Port and Western Washington University Development Entity): Ken Bell

Regular Port Commission meetings will now take place at 4 p.m. in the Harbor Center Conference Room located at 1801 Roeder Avenue in Bellingham, Wash., unless otherwise specified.

By Sarah Spangler