Port of Poulsbo gets its first female commissioner

The Port of Poulsbo recently appointed Jamie Green, as the first female port commissioner to serve the district. Green will fill the seat left vacant after Jonothan Saunders stepped down in January.

Green said she has always strived to be an active member in her community and that she looks forward to serving residents of the port district.

“I’ve always had interest in what’s going on in my community,” Green said. “When I saw the position open up and that they were looking for a new commissioner, I decided this was the time to get involved in the community.”

Green said she was excited to be a part of the port’s forthcoming breakwater replacement project, which will see the marina’s aging creosote pilings replaced with a floating dock breakwater. With the replacement would come additional public access added to the waterfront, as well as the addition of a floating upweller system (FLUPSY) for raising oysters, which Green said would be operated in conjunction with the Suquamish Tribe.

Green, a Navy veteran, holds two masters degrees in public policy and social work, as well as an associates degree in travel and tourism.

Commissioner Mark DeSalvo said the diversity Green brought to the table was one of the things that made the new commissioner a viable candidate as he and fellow commissioner Mark Singer interviewed applicants for the open seat.

“She’s immensely qualified,” DeSalvo said. “We felt an obligation to represent the voters of the district with someone who doesn’t look exactly like Mark Singer and I.”

“Someone that brought in a new perspective was important to us,” DeSalvo said. “She brings something different to the table … We had another choice of another older, retired Navy guy who would kind of look just like us and we felt that didn’t represent the district as well as putting someone else like her there.”

Commissioner Singer said Green’s communication skills helped secure his vote for the new port commissioner.

“I know from my military experiences, working with people is very important in getting things done,” Singer said. “She’s a very good communicator, I learned that from talking with her. She has the ability to communicate so that you understand her correctly and she has good feedback when you ask her questions.”

Singer also noted that Green’s degree in tourism would be important for bringing more visitors into the Viking City and the Port of Poulsbo.

“We look forward to working with Jamie, I think she’ll be an asset to the port,” Singer added.

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