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Kitsap Port Of Bremerton District No. 1 Commissioner District 3

4-year term (ports in counties with over 100,000 pop); 4 or 6 year term counties with under 100,000 pop) Salary $42,106 (2013) in King, varies in other port districts. The Port District is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the port facilities within their jurisdiction. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional Port Director and their professional staff. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any Port levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for district employees.
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    Robert C. Perkins (NP) Retired Engineer

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Phone (360) 782-5449
Email bperkins@gmail.com
Town where you live Bremerton
Experience (300 characters max) Professional experience: Operations Engineer/Program Manager with over thirty years as a contractor to N.A.S.A. Program Manager for the Office of Naval Research west coast operations. Small business creator and operator. U.S. Navy Veteran
As a former engineer for NASA, I wanted to bring my expertise in planning, decision making, accounting skills and problem solving to the Bremerton Port Commission. I have a wealth of knowledge and professional contacts that could be beneficial to the growth of the Port. I desire to give to the community that opened its arms to me.
1. Vacancies in the industrial park. If you refer to the website you’ll see approximately 21 acres of unused space, and at $7,200/acre/yr rental that comes to over $150,000 in added revenue. 2. Marina usage and toxic spills. After the sinking of a derelict boat and the leaking of diesel fuel into the sound, it is apparent that a better method of removing these boats needs to be put in place. There is currently a policy for leasing moorage space, but no policy for delinquent or unclaimed boat ownership. Also, more needs to be done to better utilize the Marina other than just a couple of times a year for festivals. 3. Youth mentor-ship and summer employment. Establish a mentor-ship program at the Bremerton Airport to involve more youth in the aviation field. This could include airport management, aircraft mechanics, and air traffic control. The same is true for the Marinas, marina management, vessel maintenance, and seamanship.
To me the industrial park is at the top of my list. Bringing in new businesses would help the local economy.
The Marina is the first thing people using the ferries, visiting the area, the Navy Museum, and the water park are drawn to. Expansion of activities and businesses would bring even more boaters for permanent moorage. Also, those living aboard vessels would like to have better access to facilities and shopping.
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