Port Townsend, WA – The Port of Port Townsend has selected Eron Berg, the current city Supervisor/Attorney for Sedro-Woolley as the new executive director of the Port of Port Townsend.
According to the Port Townsend Leader, the three-member Port commission selected 45-year old Berg after discussions in an executive session on January 22nd, 2020. This followed an extensive interview process in which four finalists met with stakeholders, port employees, and the public, as well as a private interview with commissioners in another executive session on January 15th.
Port Commission Chair told the Port Townsend Leader, “This was a very tough decision to make. We had four great finalists. Each brought clear strengths to the job. But we fell Eron has the right mix of skills and experience to lead the port through its next phase. We’re excited to work with him.”
The other three finalists were listed as Washington State Patrol Captain Travis Matheson, Andy Haub, former Water Resources Director for the City of Olympia and Anthony Warfield, Facilities Manager for the Port of Tacoma.
Berg has served the City of Sedro-Woolley since 2006 and is responsible for both the day-to-day management of the city and providing legal advice to the city. Previously Berg served as the Mayor of LaConner, representation of Skagit 911 and he has participated in numerous public boards and commissions.
Berg will be starting at the Port around April of this year and work alongside current executive director Jim Pivarnik until Pivarnik retires in the early summer months.
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