Port of Tacoma commissioners have named Dick Marzano to lead the 2012 Commission. Marzano, who was elected to the Commission in November 1995, succeeds Commissioner Connie Bacon as president.
A Tacoma longshore worker for almost 40 years, Marzano served as president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 for six years. Marzano is a former member of the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, appointed by both Washington Govs. Gary Locke and Chris Gregoire. He serves on the six-member executive committee of the Washington Public Ports Association, and is past president of that committee. He is also a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Tacoma Chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States, and a former board member of the Foss Waterway Development Authority.
The Port’s five commissioners serve four-year terms. Officer positions rotate yearly. The 2012 Port of Tacoma Commission includes Dick Marzano, president; Don Meyer, vice president; Clare Petrich secretary; Don Johnson, first assistant secretary; andConnie Bacon, second assistant secretary.