All Ports Meeting Thursday

The Port of Allyn is holding an All-Ports meeting Thursday. Port Commissioners and staff from all the Ports in Mason County as well as the Port of Bremerton have been invited to the 6 PM meeting at the Port of Allyn. Officials will discuss what is happening at their respective Port and share information.

The five port districts in Mason County are the Port of Allyn, the Port of Shelton, the Port of Hoodsport, the Port of Grapeview, and the Port of Dewatto.

The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting is open to all Mason County Port Commissioners and staff, and is patterned after the Kitsap All-Ports Association, which meets quarterly at the Port of Brownsville. As the closest Port to Kitsap County, and one sharing a Port District border with the Port of Bremerton, as well as a County line and UGA border, Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola was invited to become a member of the Kitsap group, and found involvement with them to be very beneficial to the Port of Allyn.

Because of their common boundary, the Port of Bremerton has also been invited, with at least one Commissioner and their new Marine Facilities Director, James Weaver, sending RSVPs. Port of Brownsville Commissioner Jack Bailey, who chairs the Kitsap All-Ports Association, will be on hand as well. Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury has also been invited as several of the local Ports would like to clarify some issues surrounding marina rules and their enforcement.

“We’re hopeful that connecting with one another in such an informal and collegial setting will benefit all of our local Ports,” said Coppola. ”I know I’ve learned some better ways of doing things based on my involvement with the Kitsap group. I’m optimistic that we can create a similar experience for the Mason County Ports.”