Port of Everett Named WPPA Port of the Year

Left to right: Port Commission Secretary Tom Stiger, Port Commission Vice President Glen Bachman, Port CEO Lisa Lefeber and Port Commission President David Simpson accept the Washington Public Ports Association President’s Port of the Year Award on Dec. 9, 2022. Image via Port of Everett.

The Washington Public Ports Association has named the Port of Everett as the 2022 recipient of its Port of the Year award, which is given to a member port for demonstrative success in the industry, the port announced Dec. 12.

The award, which was presented Dec. 9 at the association’s annual Conference Awards Breakfast at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, spotlighted Everett’s leadership in innovation in the community and the industry.

“Washington Public Ports Association is so proud of the Port of Everett, and all the incredible work they have done over such diverse lines of business,” said Patsy Martin, interim executive director of the WPPA, a member organization which represents 75 public port districts in the state.

“From the recent ribbon-cutting at the new Norton Terminal, to the massive wetland work and major waterfront cleanups, the Port of Everett is a shining star in the port world, and a prime example of how you get things done,” Martin said.

Port activities support about 40,000 regional jobs and generate over $433 million in annual state and local tax revenue, according to the Public Ports Association.

By Karen Robes Meeks