Who's running the Port of Seattle? Candidates Forum June 29
June 25, 2015

News this spring that Shell's Arctic oil rig would be berthed in Seattle's public port quickly became a flashpoint for public criticism. It also shone a light on the workings of the Seattle Port Commission—a group of five elected officials charged with running the public port in the interest of the people of the region. The Port Commission's slogan is "Where a sustainable world is headed." With Shell's drilling fleet slated to return to Seattle later this summer, are we confident with the direction our Commissioners are leading us? 
Join us on June 29th for a non-partisan candidate forum, at which we will hear directly from Port of Seattle Commission candidates about how they will address pressing environmental and economic issues facing the Port, including:  

  • Their vision for a working waterfront in the face of climate change impacts
  • Plans to ensure that the Port of Seattle remains competitive with other west coast ports 
  • Transparent government process 
  • Duwamish River and Superfund cleanup
  • Competitive, living wage jobs 
  • Air pollution and traffic congestion  

Event Details: 
Date: June 29th, 2015 
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30) 
Location: Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall (upstairs), 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 
Tickets are FREE but limited. Reserve your spot today:  
Local elections like these Port Commission races have important impacts on Washington’s environment, economy and our climate. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on a broad range of issues that impact our community.

Join us on June 29th! 

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Author Bio

Joëlle Robinson

Field Director, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.

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