Current Term: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019
Current Office: Assistant Secretary
Previous Commission Office: Commissioner-at-Large
Current Port Commission committee assignments: Audit Committee, Energy & Sustainability
Education: M.Sc., University of Washington
About Commissioner Felleman: Commissioner Fred Felleman has spent the past 30 years
working to conserve the Pacific Northwest’s marine environment through
research, advocacy and photography. He completed his Master of Science graduate
research at the University of Washington on the feeding ecology of the northwest
population of resident killer whales in 1986.
Since 1988, Fred has served as an environmental consultant
to local and national marine conservation organizations, as well as to local
and tribal governments. In that capacity Fred played leadership roles in the
establishment of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the Neah Bay
emergency response tug, the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve, and the listing the
Southern Resident Killer Whale population under the Endangered Species Act.
Former Washington State Governor Booth Gardner appointed him
to the Washington State Ocean Policy Workgroup, and former Governor Mike Lowry
appointed him to the Washington State Maritime Commission. Fred served on the
Port’s Century Agenda Finance Committee, the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring
Program Advisory Committee, and the Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee. He has
spent the past 15 years working with the Port of Seattle assuring cruise ships
no longer discharge in the Puget Sound.
Building on this success, Fred is committed to working with
all interested stakeholders to help the Port grow responsibly and create good
paying jobs while reducing its impact on surrounding communities, the local
environment and the climate.
Fred grew up in New York and has lived in Ballard for 25
years where he stays close to the briny source of motivation for public
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