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Port of Everett Commissioner Tom Stiger Sworn Into District 2 Seat

Date: Feb 1, 2024

_DSC6924 - CopyPort Commissioner-elect Tom Stiger was sworn into his third term serving District 2, fourth term overall, by former Port legal counsel Brad Cattle.

Last month, on Jan. 9, Port of Everett Commis­sioner-elect Tom Stiger was officially sworn into service, marking the continuation in his post representing citizens in the Port District 2 seat for another six-year term.

Stiger was re-elected in November 2023 to serve the citizens in what he shares will be his fourth and final term on the Port Commission.

“I feel I have an obligation and a commitment to represent Commission District 2,” Stiger said. “I decided to run again because of several key projects we have underway, primarily, the completion of the Waterfront Place development at the Marina, modernization and environmental enhancements at our marine terminals, and because I represent the citizens of Mukilteo, I look forward to getting underway with the Mukilteo waterfront redevelopment.”

Stiger, a U.S. Army veteran and retired Everett School District principal, has served on the Port of Everett Commission for nearly 20 years total. This includes his two most recent terms from 2012-2023 serving District 2, and his earlier service as Commissioner representing District 3 from 1964-1971.

Stiger brings to the Port a range of maritime experience from the shipping to commercial fishing industries. His waterfront experience includes working as a longshoreman in Everett and Bellingham for companies that have since merged into SSA Marine. He was also a correspondent for “Marine Digest” – a Puget Sound maritime publication.

Stiger is also an avid boater and slipholder at the Port of Everett Marina, seeing the value of the marina as both a recreational hub and economic asset.

In addition to his role as Port Commissioner, Stiger serves on various committees for the Washington Public Ports Association, the American Association of Port Authorities, and several other marina, trade and economic development organizations.

“Perhaps another reason I ran again was because of the relationships I’ve built with the Port staff over the years,” Stiger said. “I’ve had a chance to work with everyone and we’ve become like family. You have the best team working for you here at the Port.”

The Port District, governed by three elected commissioners serving six-year terms, currently encompasses most of Everett, portions of Mukilteo, and parts of unincorporated Snohomish County in the Marysville area.

District 2 encompasses portions of the waterfront area in southwest Everett along Port Gardner Bay and in Mukilteo.

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, the Port’s Director of External Affairs & Business Development, at


About the Port of Everett
The Port of Everett is a special purpose district tasked with economic development. Through operation of international shipping terminals, the largest public marina on the West Coast and real estate development ventures, the Port of Everett supports nearly 40,000 jobs in the region and contributes $433 million to state and local taxes. The Port strives to bring quality jobs, business, and tourism opportunities to its local and surrounding communities, and is committed to enhancing, restoring, and preserving the overall environmental health of the waterfront. Port properties provide numerous public access and recreational opportunities for area residents and visitors to enjoy, supporting a vibrant, livable, and balanced waterfront.

In a historic action on Dec. 20, 2023, the Port Commission unanimously passed Resolution No. 1220, directing Port staff to submit a proposition of enlarging the limits of the existing Port District to the Snohomish County Council for voter consideration – a first since the citizens voted to create the Port over a century ago in 1918. The measure, slated for the August 2024 primary ballot, will consider enlarging the Port District to all of Snohomish County, excluding City of Edmonds, Port of Edmonds, and Town of Woodway limits, respectively. Click here to learn more.