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​Fred Felleman

Position 5Commissioner Fred Felleman

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 service.

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