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District 1 Port of Everett Commissioner Troy McClelland resigns; relocates for job assignment in Massachusetts

Date: Aug 29, 2017
Everett, Wash. – On August 29, 2017, Port Commissioner Troy McClelland formally resigned his office as District 1 Port Commissioner after relocating for a job assignment in Massachusetts. 

“It has been a true honor to get to work with a wonderful staff and Port Commission. I think we have accomplished some great things during my nearly 7 years on the Port Commission,” McClelland said. “I will never forget my time at the Port of Everett, and will continue to follow the Port of Everett’s success with great interest and admiration.”

Some of the accomplishments McClelland helped lead during his tenure include the Port’s efforts to aggressively remediate historical contamination to improve our trade and real estate infrastructure, the inclusion of the 41st Street Freight Corridor in the Connecting Washington Transportation Plan, aligning our capital improvements with our strategic priorities and lastly, becoming more of an economic development resource for Snohomish County.

“Troy is a tremendous visionary, and the Port District will greatly miss his leadership,” Port CEO Les Reardanz said. “His efforts to get the Port to think and act more like an economic development enterprise for the region will be the stepping stone for initiatives the Port pursues during its next 100 years.” 

Per state law, a new Commissioner must be appointed within 90 days of the resignation. At its regular Port Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 12 at 5 p.m. at the Blue Heron Conference Room, 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett, WA 98201, to identify a process fill the interim commission position.

The appointment will last until the next election at which time anyone seeking to run for the position will have to stand for election for the balance of the unexpired term and thereafter anyone seeking to run for the position will stand for election in 2021 for the next 6-year term.

District 1 encompasses portions of the waterfront area in North Everett, and east to the Snohomish River.

For more information, please contact Lisa Lefeber, Chief of Policy & Communication, at 425-388-0617 or e-mail