Scott Walker reminisces about 22 years as Port of Bellingham commissioner

Posted by JOHN STARK on December 4, 2013 

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, I had a lengthy interview with Scott Walker, who steps down from the Port of Bellingham commission at the end of the month after 22 years in office.

We touched on many topics, and finished up with the 2012 departure of Charlie Sheldon, the former executive director that Walker was determined to remove.

Sheldon made a lot of friends during his short time here, and Walker's insistence on his departure outraged most of those friends. Nobody who knows Walker will be surprised to learn he has no regrets about the episode.

That's just one of the topics to be covered in a story I'll be preparing for probable weekend publication.

A reminder: The Port of Bellingham has scheduled a public reception for Thursday, Dec. 5 to honor Walker.

The reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop, at Zuanich Point Park. Light refreshments will be served.

Dan Robbins, who was elected to replace Walker, was at the port office Wednesday, getting to know port staffers.



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