Governance

Your Commissioners

The Port of Anacortes has five commission districts, each represented by an elected Commissioner for that district. Port Commissioners are elected to four year terms. Elections are held every two years.

Ken Goodwin

District 1 | Term Expires: December 31, 2021
Phone: (206) 300-6200   Goodwin@portofanacortes.com

Commissioner Goodwin was elected Port Commissioner in 2017 and began his term in January 2018. A graduate of the University of Washington, with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Accounting, Mr. Goodwin’s career includes 40 years as a Certified Public Accountant, owner/operator of a chain of retail stores in remote Alaska, Director of Finance for the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, and Commissioner of the Woodinville Water District for 17 years. He is a Vietnam veteran and served on the Port’s Marina Advisory Committee before becoming Commissioner. He and his wife Joyce retired to Anacortes in 2012.

Jon Petrich

District 2 | Term Expires: December 31, 2021
Phone: (206) 255-0649   Petrich@portofanacortes.com

Commissioner Petrich was elected Port Commissioner in 2017 and began his term in January 2018. Mr. Petrich is employed as a Project Supervisor and licensed Lead Vessel Operator at National Response Corporation (NRC). He has two Bachelor’s degrees from Eastern Washington University in Finance and Economics. A lifelong resident of Skagit County, he and his family enjoy being active in many aspects of the local community.

Joe Verdoes

District 3 | Term Expires: December 31, 2023
Phone: (360) 299-0401   Verdoes@portofanacortes.com

Commissioner Verdoes was initially elected Port Commissioner in 2015 and began his term in January 2016. Mr. Verdoes was subsequently re-elected in 2019 and begins his second term in 2020. Mr. Verdoes is self-employed as a Puget Sound commercial fisherman and local businessman. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree in Developmental Studies from Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. Mr. Verdoes was a member of the Port’s Marina Advisory Committee for seven years. Before becoming a commercial fisherman in 1994, Mr. Verdoes was employed as an Economic Development Officer for a small Australian community and operated a dairy farm in Mount Vernon.  Commissioner Verdoes resides at Similk Beach.

Bonnie Bowers

District 4 | Term Expires: December 31, 2023
Phone: (360) 540-9318  Bowers@portofanacortes.com

Commissioner Bowers was elected Port Commissioner in 2019 and began her term in January 2020. Mrs. Bowers is a graduate of Washington State University and the FBI National Academy. She retired as Police Chief in Anacortes after a 33 year career in public safety.  She has a keen interest in economic development and green industry. Mrs. Bowers is a longtime member of the Anacortes Rotary Club. She and her husband Bud, also retired from a long career in public safety, enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities provided in our community and time with their grandchildren.

Katherine “Kathy” Pittis

District 5 | Term Expires: December 31, 2021
Phone: (360) 420-4446   Pittis@portofanacortes.com

Commissioner Pittis was elected Port Commissioner in 2017 and began her term in January 2018. Mrs. Pittis had a 21-year career at the Port of Anacortes, serving in various leadership roles. She served on the Anacortes School Board and on numerous community and regional committees, including the Governor’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force. She is a home-educator and, along with her husband Russ, enjoys an active lifestyle including involvement with their children’s athletic and academic endeavors.

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Historical Directory of Officials

The history of Port Commissioners dates back to 1926 when the first Port of Anacortes commissioners were elected.

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