By John Stark
Finalists for the Port of Bellingham’s executive director position are scheduled to be announced at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 port commission meeting at 3 p.m. in the Harbor Center meeting room on Roeder Avenue.
(Also on the meeting’s agenda is a resolution laying the groundwork for a land swap on the Bellingham waterfront, in which the city of Bellingham will cede industrial land to the port, in exchange for the port’s share of an old city landfill property at the end of the Cornwall Avenue right-of-way. The City Council will also need to vote on the deal. UPDATE: The City Council has scheduled a hearing on the matter during its 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 meeting at City Hall.)
Rob Fix, the port’s financial officer, has served as interim executive director since April 2012, when Charlie Sheldon was ousted from the post in a 2-1 vote, after an 18-month tenure.
The process for picking a new executive is expected to include public appearances by the candidates, as was the case when Sheldon was chosen in 2010.