Commission to Discuss Redistricting at November 18th Meeting

November 15, 2021 | News

PRESS RELEASE
Nov. 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dan Worra, Executive Director
(360) 299-1812
 dan.worra@portofanacortes.com


ANACORTES, WA –
The Port of Anacortes Board of Commissioners will discuss potential Port district boundary adjustments at its Nov. 18 regular meeting. This meeting will be held in person and virtually.

What:                                   Port of Anacortes Board of Commissioners meeting
When:                                  Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, 7 p.m.
Where:                                 Port of Anacortes Board Room, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
Virtual option:                  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/342557453
Other information:         Masks required, if attending in person

During the Nov. 18 regular Commission Meeting, Port staff will share changes in district population that may require boundary adjustments to rebalance population for elected representation. If the Commission deems that boundary adjustments are necessary, the Port will publish a draft redistricting plan by Nov. 30 for the Commission to discuss during a special meeting on Dec. 9. The Commission could consider a vote on new district boundaries at its regularly scheduled Commission Meeting on Dec. 16.

The Commission wishes to hear community members’ thoughts and comments on boundary adjustments. Comments are encouraged at public meetings and can also be submitted via email at info-request@portofanacortes.com.

About redistricting
Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, municipalities and special-purpose districts in Washington state are required to review their voting districts to help ensure fair and equitable elected representation. Population growth and shifts within the Port’s five commissioner districts means that population in some districts has changed and boundaries may need to be shifted to rebalance population for elected representation.

For more information about the Port of Anacortes, including news, projects, public meetings, and community events, visit www.portofanacortes.com.

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The Port of Anacortes was formed in 1926 to promote economic development for Anacortes and the surrounding area. The Port district is led by a board of five elected commissioners: Bonnie Bowers, Ken Goodwin, Jon Petrich, Kathy Pittis and Joe Verdoes. Public meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA. For more information, visit www.portofanacortes.com.