- Editor’s note: I supported Sue’s campaign for Port of Olympia Commissioner and her push for transparency at the Port, as Yelm Blog readers will recall – here. R.I.P.
Former Port of Olympia Commissioner Sue Gunn is dead at 74
From The Olympian:
Sue Gunn, a committed environmentalist who set out to shake up the status quo when she served on the Port of Olympia commission from 2013 to 2015, died this week in Bellingham, a close friend of hers announced late Thursday.
Gunn died at a Bellingham hospital due to complications tied to a heart-related procedure, her friend Cynthia Stewart said. Gunn was 74.
Gunn ran for the port commission in 2013 and ultimately defeated Jeff Davis for the District 3 seat.
After her win, she immediately pushed for more transparency at the port and called for a much more thorough review of the port’s executive director, according to Olympian archives.
“It is a formidable position,” she said about the executive director, “and therefore I think a formidable evaluation and criteria is needed.”
She also proposed eliminating the port’s citizens advisory committee and replacing it with two new community advisory councils: one focused on the airport, the other on the marine terminal.