Port districts in Washington are unique: they are governed by an elected commission and are independent of other local jurisdictions. The Port of Poulsbo Board of Commissioners is a 3-member board, elected at large from within the port district, serving staggered 6-year terms.
Port commissions establish long-term strategies for a port district, and create policies to guide the development, growth, and operation of the port. They are also responsible for a port’s annual budget, approving tax levy rates, and hiring the professional staff members responsible for a port’s daily functions.
Commissioner DeSalvo is originally from Issaquah, but has lived, worked and played in the Poulsbo area for over 10 years. He is often seen on the docks of the Poulsbo Marina, where he has moored his boat for over 7 years.
Mark is retired from the Navy and uses his skills as a pilot to fly commercial jets. In addition, he also has experience as a local small business owner. This experience will provide a unique and valuable perspective to the Board of Commissioners. Issues that are particularly important to him include: marina utilization, increasing Port commerce and economic infusion in to the community.