Port Commission & Governance
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Port of Everett Commission

Port Commissioners and CEO

The Port Commission is the District’s policymaking and regulatory body. Port Boundaries Map The Commission is responsible for setting the policy of the district for both internal and external matters and providing for their implementation. The Commission hires an Executive Director to carry out its policies.

The Port District encompasses most of Everett and portions of Mukilteo and Marysville. The citizens set the Port’s boundaries and elect the Commissioners to govern the Port District.

The district is governed by three commissioners, who are elected to six-year terms and rotate annually between the roles of president, vice president and secretary. Most of the powers of the Port are directly vested in its Port Commission.

District 1  |  secretary

Term Expires in 2027
Commissioner David Simpson was elected in 2019 to complete a two-year balance of a former commissioner's term and re-elected in 2021 to serve District 1. 

Simpson graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in U.S. History and brings more than 45 years of combined public/private sector experience to the Port.  He is also a graduate of Everett Community College.

Simpson's background includes 30 years in the aviation industry with 24 years in manufacturing engineering for The Boeing Company and another six years as an aviation mechanic for the United States Navy. 

Over the past decade, Simpson’s focus has shifted to the public realm, with interest in public policy and community involvement. He has served on many boards and committees throughout his career, including the Washington State House of Representatives 38th District, Everett City Council, City of Everett Planning Commission, Snohomish County Charter Review Commission, and presently, serves on several community outreach liaison committees, the City of Everett Council of Neighborhoods, Puget Sound Regional Council Freight Advisory Committee, the Snohomish County Committee Improved Transportation Committee, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Snohomish-Stillaguamish Local Integrating Organization Executive Committee and Maritime Curriculum for Everett School District.

District 2  |  vice president
Term Expires in 2023
Commissioner Tom Stiger won re-election in 2017 to his third term on the Port Commission. He represented District 2 from 2012-2017 and District 3 from 1965-1971 – his first term was extended so that the elections could fall on odd years.

Stiger was born and raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. He attended Western Washington University where he received his B.A., Central Washington University where he received his M.A., and he is a PhD Candidate at Ohio State University.

His work experience encompasses a 27-year career at the Everett School District where he was a teacher and administrator, including holding the office of principal at both Everett and Cascade High Schools. Additionally, he was an Adjunct Instructor at both the University of Washington and Ohio State University.  Stiger also owns and operates local family businesses – Abbey Carpet & Floor / Bayside Supply in Everett and Major Brands Floor Supply in Seattle.

Stiger is a U. S. Army Veteran where he served in Civil Affairs and Military Government Units. He also has service with the Corps of Engineers.

Having served two previous terms on the Port Commission, Stiger brings to the Port a range of maritime experience including, but not limited to, the shipping and commercial fishing industries. Waterfront experience includes working his way through college while longshoring in Everett and Bellingham and working for Everett Stevedoring (SSA). He was also a correspondent for “Marine Digest” – a Puget Sound Maritime publication. Stiger and his family are avid sail and power boaters. Stiger has served on numerous boards for small business, economic development, and youth organizations. In addition, he is a Trustee for the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) and serves on marina, trade, and economic development committees.

District 3  |  president
Term Expires in 2025
Commissioner Glen Bachman was elected in 2013, following his appointment that year to replace a former commissioner, and then re-elected to serve District 3 in 2019.

Bachman, CRX/CSM/CPM/RPA, draws on more than 30 years of retail and asset management experience as General Manager of Everett Mall, 24 years of which have been with Kemper Development as Vice president of Operations & administration for Bellevue Square, Lincoln square and Bellevue Properties. His responsibilities include lease administration, assembly and the administration of the operating budget, including capital expense projects, contract negotiation and administration.

Prior to his time with Kemper Development, Bachman has experience as GM and regional operations at Frederick & Nelson department stores. Bachman has a BA in Marketing from Eastern Washington University, with continued studies in asset management.

He is a current member of the ICSC, a Board Member of the Washington Retail Association, and a member of the ICSC Government & Public Policy Committee. He is a past ICSC Western Regional Government Relations Chair, past Western Washington IREM President. He is the Designated Broker for Steadfast Properties in Washington, and is on the executive board of the Puget Sound Regional Council.