Port of Kingston Executive Director Jim Pivarnik has been named Treasurer of the Washington Public Ports Association Executive Committee.
“It’s a great honor for Jim, and the Port, for him to have been selected to be Treasurer of WPPA,” said Mary McClure, 2017 President of the Port of Kingston Commissioners. “It’s also an opportunity to ‘pay back’ an organization that is doing a lot of good for this port and the other Washington Public Ports.”
The WPPA represents the interests of Washington’s 75 municipal public ports through effective government relations, ongoing education, and strong advocacy programs, WPPA officials stated. Such services help port commissions establish long-term strategies for their port district, and create policies to guide the development, growth, and operation of their ports. Commissioners are also responsible for their port’s annual budgets, approving tax levy rates and hiring the professional staff.

Photo: Jim Pivarnik. Port photo