Our Working Waterfront ~ 11/12

Each month on Our Working Waterfront, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker joins co-hosts, Port of Port Townsend’s Director Eron Berg and Port Commissioner PamPetranek for our monthly update on news and issues surrounding our vibrant marine community. Eron gives us his monthly recap of all things Port, and introduces our new Director of Capital Projects and Chief Engineer, Matt Klontz. Since November 1, Matt has been getting up to speed on the multiple Port projects, along with their proposed schedules and priorities. Matt grew up in Port Townsend, graduated from Port Townsend High School, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Washington State University and the University of Washington. Since then, Matt has gained considerable experience with major projects in California and Washington State, worked with Jefferson County, and was City Engineer and Public Works Director for the City of Sequim for the last six years. Pam talks about the impact that the Boatyard has had on our local economy, about the Economic Development Council, and about the upcoming discussions to develop and enhance the Jefferson County Economic Framework.