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Kitsap Port Of Poulsbo District No. 12 Commissioner Position 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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    Jonothan (Jono) Saunders (NP) Contractor/yacht captain

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Phone (360) 930-1889
Town where you live Poulsbo
Experience (300 characters max) Jonothan, the step-son of a boat builder and sailor, grew up on the water, sailing and living aboard his family boat as a child, traveling all over the world. After college, he has made a living around the waterfront with over 35 years working in the maritime industry.
I am running for this position to use my experience to help the port set up for the future. I want to be a part of this city and believe that this position is a good fit to help out. Having a USCG Master license since I was 20 years of age, I have operated private yachts, project managed the building of private and commercial vessels locally and abroad, managed the repair of US Navy vessels, and has operated a local small marina/boat repair facility. My construction budgets have exceeded $120 million. I have studied English Literature at Shoreline Community College, and has Project Management Certifications from Everett Community College.
My priorities as a Port Commissioner will be to promote and oversee the marina infrastructure projects that are long overdue, foster a better working relationship with the Poulsbo City Council, work closely with the small business owners of the downtown area and ensure that the permanent boaters of the marina and tax paying citizens are well represented.
The marina infrastructure rebuilding is the most important item to fix.
The most important issue with the port is getting the public to understand the economic importance that the marina brings to the entire zip code, 98370.

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