Port of Anacortes commission approves new district boundaries

December 20, 2021 | News

PRESS RELEASE
Dec. 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Port of Anacortes commission approves new district boundaries

ANACORTES, WA – The Port of Anacortes Board of Commissioners unanimously voted during a Dec. 16 public hearing to approve new district boundaries. The Commission approved boundary adjustments as laid out in a draft redistricting plan presented to the community in early December.

The decision comes after a series of public meetings this fall, during which the Commission received public comments and discussed boundary adjustments needed to rebalance population across the port’s five commissioner districts.

“The population of Anacortes and the port district have grown over the past 10 years,” said Executive Director Dan Worra. “These boundary adjustments don’t make the district geographically larger; they simply rebalance population across our five existing commissioner districts. This helps provide more balanced elected representation for constituents across the entire port district.”

New boundaries will take effect for 2022 elections. To view the new district map and learn more, visit www.portofanacortes.com/redistricting.

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.