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Fred Felleman

Position 5 | Commissioner

(206) 787-3034

Position 5 | Commissioner

Current Term: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2023. Initial term 2016

Current Office: President

Previous Commission Office: Vice President, Assistant Secretary, Commissioner-at-Large

Managing Member, Northwest Seaport Alliance

Current Port Commission Committee Assignments:

  • Internal Port Committee Assignments
  • Governance (ad hoc)

Northwest Seaport Alliance Work Groups/Committees:

  • Orca Task Force
  • Tribal Liaison

Current Outside Board Assignments:

  • Highline Forum
  • King County Cities Climate Collaborative
  • Maritime Blue
  • Puget Sound Partnership Ecosystem Coordination Board
  • Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Executive Board


  • Master of Science, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan

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About Commissioner Felleman

Fred Felleman has been a leader in the advancement of marine conservation and maritime safety in the Pacific Northwest for over three decades. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan and his Masters of Science from the University of Washington where he studied the feeding ecology of Southern Resident killer whales.

Fred has long recognized that to maintain a healthy marine environment, it is critical to work with all those dependent on it. As the sole proprietor of WAVE Consulting, his clients have included local and tribal governments as well as national marine conservation organizations.

Since being elected to the Seattle Port Commission in 2015, Fred has been founding Chair of the Energy and Sustainability Committee. He is keenly aware of the nexus between environmental protection and social equity. Fred has led the Port’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by installing solar arrays on Port buildings and advancing the use of sustainable aviation fuels. He serves as tribal liaison and has worked with cab and drayage truck drivers to minimize the economic impacts of meeting environmental requirements.

Fred recognizes one of his primary obligations is to protect industrial lands from encroachment for the Port to continue to provide the type of broad-based economic opportunities which underlies the cultural fabric of the region. He also is committed to helping assure the airport and seaport are good neighbors to retain the social license for businesses and communities to succeed in an increasingly expensive region to live.

Fred was raised in New York and has lived in Ballard since 1990 where he raised his son and continues to stay close to the briny source of motivation for his public service.

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