Submitted by Port of Grays Harbor
Tom Quigg was sworn in to fill the Port of Grays Harbor District 2 Commission seat at Tuesday’s Commission meeting. Quigg was selected by Commissioners Pinnick and Papac last month to fill the position vacated by the untimely passing of Commissioner Jack Thompson in October.
Tom Quigg, a life-long resident of Grays Harbor, brings a solid background in both marine construction and real estate, both commercial and industrial. Although Mr. Quigg sold his interest in Windermere Grays Harbor in 2016, he continues as an active Commercial/Industrial real estate broker with Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen. Mr. Quigg also has an extensive history of involvement throughout the Grays Harbor Community including being a founding member of the Grays Harbor Shipping Club and a Board member of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation. Tom lives in Aberdeen with his fiancée, Pat. Together they have 5 grown children.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Port team and look forward to working to fulfill Jack Thompson’s legacy of making Grays Harbor a better place to live, work and do business,” stated Commissioner Tom Quigg.
The Port Commission Board was also re-organized to reflect the recent appointment. The Board for the remainder of 2018 will be Stan Pinnick as President, Phil Papac as Vice President, and Tom Quigg as Secretary. Commissioner Quigg will serve until the next regularly scheduled Port Commission election in November 2019, at which time Mr. Quigg and any District 2 registered voter seeking to run for the position may stand for election for the remainder of Commissioner Thompson’s original term, ending December 31, 2023.
Founded in 1911, the Port of Grays Harbor is one of Washington State’s oldest port districts and Washington’s only deep-water port located directly on the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Grays Harbor operates 4 deep-water marine terminals, the Westport Marina, Bowerman Airport, Grays Harbor ship assist services, numerous public waterfront access facilities, in addition to industrial and business parks throughout the County. Strategically located midway between Seattle and Portland and only 1 ½ hours from open sea, the Port of Grays Harbor provides businesses a diverse portfolio of facilities. More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at portofgraysharbor.com.