Everett Port Commissioner Resigns After Moving To Massachusetts

August 29, 2017


Troy McClelland

Troy McClelland. Photo courtesy Port of Everett

The Port of Everett today is announcing the resignation of Port Commissioner Troy McClelland. Over the majority of this year McClelland had been participating in commission meetings via conference call instead of in person. Since April McClelland had been spending a majority of his time in Massachusetts.

He participated in commission meetings via conference call on April 11th, May 9th, June 23rd, July 10th, July 11th and August 1st. On June 6th and 13th he was excused from commission meetings due to Naval duties. In 2016 he was promoted to Rear Admiral in the Naval Reserve.

According to a person familiar with the situation at the Port, McClelland recently asked the Port’s legal counsel since he had now moved his family back to Massachusetts if he was still eligible to continue on the Port Commission. After receiving a response from the port attorney McClellan today resigned. Here is the official announcement from the Port of Everett.

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.

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