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Sun Gunn dies at age 74 – former Port of Olympia Commissioner!

Photo courtesy: 2013, Sue Gunn,
  • 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.

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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.

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Posted by Steve on October 28, 2022 at 10:25 am | Permalink

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