At the request of Port of Bellingham Commissioner Jim Jorgensen, a special closed-door commissioner’s meeting has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, March 30 to discuss “personnel matters.”
In a phone interview, Jorgensen refused to confirm that he has called this meeting to address the ongoing strife between Executive Director Charlie Sheldon and Port Commissioner Scott Walker. But he came pretty close.
“It has to do with upper-level personnel,” Jorgensen said. “I hope to achieve a solution to the existing problem that’s been in the papers and on the radio.”
“It’s a necessary meeting to have, so the port can go onward and forward.” Jorgensen said.
Walker himself has characterized retired Blaine teacher Jorgensen as a peacemaker by temperament, noting Jorgensen’s long experience in breaking up schoolyard fights.