Photo credit: Bill Fishburn for Port, used with permission.
* Bill Fishburn brings experience and new ideas
* UW Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering.
* 21 years with Intel, senior technical program manager in DuPont.
* Owns Six Pennies Consulting: project mgt., human resources, executive coaching.
* Bill and his wife own a BBQ sauce manufacturing company in Rainier.
– The time has come for change on the Port of Olympia Commission
From the Yelm Blogger:
I recently sat down at the invitation of Port of Olympia Commission candidate Bill Fishburn to learn about his qualifications and his vision for the Port of Olympia as the commission grapples with evolution and change. Yelm has been a recipient of the Port of Olympia Small Cities grants for several years and once Yelm’s population crosses the 10,000 threshold, that grant will no longer applicable here. However, the Port and Yelm have many opportunities to work for the mutual benefit of our area. Property owners both inside and outside of the city of Yelm pay taxes to the Port, so should be interested in the upcoming election. I welcome and support the fine qualifications, enthusiasm, and idea Bill Fishburn brings to his candidcay for Port Commission!
– About Bill Fishburn
“Bill Fishburn has been involved in many community groups since moving to Thurston County. He has been a den and pack leader for Cub Scouts, a PTA President, and the founder of a non-profit booster club for a high school band. He was been the president and operations manager of a community garden, where he helped to found a non-profit. He is the High Adventure Coordinator for a local Boy Scout Troop. He has also been the President and the Treasurer of the Hispanic Roundtable of South Sound since 2008; a group that sponsors an annual Latino Youth Summit for 500 high school students.. Last year, he was elected to the board of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Most recently, Fishburn has been involved in the ACLU People Power Resistance movement, protecting the rights of our immigrant neighbors and friends. Fishburn feels like the opportunity to serve the community as an elected official is the next level of service.”
– Small Businessman in Rainier
“Fishburn and his wife own a small BBQ sauce manufacturing company and sell the sauce at local bazaars. They’ve been working with other local small businesses to expand their distribution and volumes. They are currently working on plans to open a regional craft brewery in Rainier.
As a small business owner, Fishburn is poignantly aware of what it means to do business ethically, and with fiscal responsibility. Operating at a deficit is not a sustainable business model.”
– “Fishburn Enters Race for Olympia Port Commissioner”
“[Fishburn] received his bachelor of science in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from the University of Washington, and his master of science in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
Employed for 21 years with the Intel corporation in a variety of capacities, Fishburn was a senior technical program manager in DuPont until he was downsized out of his job during a recent restructure.
While at Intel, he earned a division recognition award for creating two new processes that saved the division an estimated two million in time and resources.”
“His business [currently], Six Pennies Consulting, now consults on project management, human resources, team development issues, executive coaching and the performance management of employees,” by By Janine Gates, Little Hollywood, “A blog about the local news and events of and around Olympia, Washington”
– “Fishburn for Port Campaign Kick Off”
Thursday, June 8, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lacey Community Center
6729 Pacific Ave S.E.
“Everyone is welcome! This is a family friendly event. :-)”