KINGSTON — Port of Poulsbo Executive Director Brad Miller is one of three finalists for the executive director job at the Port of Kingston.
The others are Katy Brooks, director of economic development, Port of Vancouver; and Jim Pivarnik, deputy director, Port of Port Townsend.
The three will be interviewed at a special meeting of the Kingston Port Commission at 11:30 a.m. April 1 in the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston.
The meeting is open to the public. Miller will be interviewed at noon, Brooks at 1:30 p.m., and Pivarnik at 3 p.m. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. the next day, at the headquarters fire station, to make and announce its decision.
The new executive director will succeed David Malone, who resigned Oct. 23 after the port became the subject of lawsuits filed by a local business owner and a resident who allege that the port engaged in preferential treatment, harassment of opponents and Public Records Act violations.
The Port of Kingston owns the Port of Kingston Marina, which has five docks with 262 moorage slips and a guest moorage dock with 49 slips; a kayak and small boat facility; fuel dock; a boat launch; and a fishing pier. The port owns the state ferry landing parking lot, and a parking lot for commuters. Recreational amenities owned by the port are Mike Wallace Park, Saltair Beach, a fishing pier, and park space near the entrance to the ferry landing.
The port’s 2016 budget predicts $1.4 million in revenue, but $3.2 million in expenses. The deficit results from the purchase of or investment in capital assets, among them covered moorage and property development. The port’s 2015 budget was $1.3 million in revenue and $1.1 million in expenses.