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Marzano to lead 2012 Tacoma Port Commission

Port of Tacoma commissioners have named Dick Marzano to lead the 2012 Commission. Marzano, who was elected to the Commission in November 1995, succeeds Commissioner Connie Bacon as president.

The Port’s five commissioners serve four-year terms. Officer positions rotate yearly.

2012 Port of Tacoma Commission
Dick Marzano, president
Don Meyer, vice president
Clare Petrich secretary
Don Johnson, first assistant secretary
Connie Bacon, second assistant secretary

Commission meetings and study sessions are open to the public. They are held in Room 104 of The Fabulich Center at 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd. Meetings also are available for viewing live and on demand from the Port's website.

About Dick Marzano
A Tacoma longshore worker for almost 40 years, Dick Marzano served as president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 for six years.

Marzano is a former member of the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, appointed by both Washington Govs. Gary Locke and Chris Gregoire. He serves on the six-member executive committee of the Washington Public Ports Association, and is past president of that committee.

He is also a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Tacoma Chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States, and a former board member of the Foss Waterway Development Authority.

About the Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks.

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