“I bring a strong resume of business, maritime, and environmental experience to the Port Commission, and a solid track record as a Commissioner in strong fiscal management. I enjoy the support of many bipartisan community leaders, port district residents, and tenants. I would greatly appreciate your vote to continue the Port’s unparalleled record of success and community contribution.”
Providing Economic Development Opportunities
The Port’s Marina and maritime ventures, along with its commercial buildings, provide the base for many local businesses, which create hundreds of family wage jobs. The Port’s impressive and growing revenues, combined with our effective control of expenses and bonding costs, have allowed us to keep Port taxes low for the past 10 years in the face of ever-increasing local taxes. Steve Johnston will build on these financial successes, including Harbor Square, continuing to create family-wage jobs at our Port, our commercial facilities, and throughout the Edmonds community.
Protecting Our Environment
With nearly four decades of experience managing environmental projects for public ports and other private and public organizations, along with living and raising a family here in the Edmonds community, Steve Johnston recognizes the importance of being a strong steward of our waterfront environment. Water quality, the preservation and enhancement of the Marsh and environmentally friendly building and renovation projects are top priorities.
Creating Public Value and Amenities
Our waterfront is part of the lifeblood of the community – Edmonds would not be Edmonds without a vibrant and successful Port and Marina. Steve Johnston will work to maintain and enhance our spectacular waterfront for residents, visitors and boaters, provide unparalleled recreational and economic opportunities for our award-winning marina, and build on the success of our whale watching venture, waterfront festivals, jazz, and art events.