To provide public access to, and promote safe and responsible usage of the marine resources in our area.
Welcome Interim Commissioner Kenneth McEwan
The Port of Brownsville would like to welcome our newest appointed Commissioner of District 1, Kenneth McEwan. We would like to offer our thanks to everyone from the community that applied for the position. It was wonderful to see so much interest in our Port from our community.
The Port is planning to hold financial workshops on the 4th Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions, to discuss topics and answer questions provided by the public. Topics can address factual, financial information that the Port is able to locate and present in a cost-effective manner. Please note that it is possible that not all topic requests will be fulfilled if the information does not exist, if it would not be cost-effective to provide the information, if the topic is not finance related, or if the topic is not an item of interest to multiple parties.
If the topic would incur additional costs to produce but it has broad interest, the Port may consider authorizing incurring the additional costs on a pre-authorization basis.
Please send all submissions to Jerry Williams at email@example.com.
Commissioner District Boundary Changes Proposed
Every ten years, after each U.S. Census is completed, port districts must review the boundaries of their commissioner districts to ensure equitable geographic representation. Brownsville Port District is divided into three geographic regions or districts, one for each board seat. Candidates for commission must run for the seat of the commission district they live in. By creating three equal commission districts, geographic diversity is ensured on the board. Each position is elected by all district voters, so each of the three commissioners represents the entire district in their board actions.
In January 2022, the district contracted with Sammamish Data Systems to develop a proposal for new commission district boundaries based on the latest census data. Since the last realignment of director districts, there has been a substantial shift in population growth. Currently, our director districts vary in population from a low of 5,102 in District 2 to a high of 7,009 in District 3.
The proposed new director district boundaries would balance these populations so that all five districts would have approximately 5,860 residents.
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A presentation and public hearing on this proposal will be held at the May 18, 2022 Commission Meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Current and proposed maps are also available on the district website, www.portofbrownsville.org. The second reading of the proposal and potential adoption of the proposal is scheduled for the June 15, 2022 Commission Meeting. The board must adopt new commission districts by November 15, 2022.
The Port of Brownsville Marina has all the amenities of a large marina but with the charm, peacefulness and rustic setting of a small rural community.
The first Brownsville dock was built in 1901 by community donated work and continued to be kept up by community effort until the Brownsville Port District was formed 7 April 1920 by special election. Brownsville Port District is what is known as an Independent “Special District.” State law defines a special district as “any agency of the state for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries.” A special district is a separate local government that delivers public services.
Brownsville is located on the Port Orchard Bay half way between Bremerton and Poulsbo making it a convenient place to visit or stay. The Port facility offers both guest and permanent moorager’s excellent parking, fuel, large boat ramps, electrical and water hook-ups at all moorage sites.
Monday-Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: Closed; Staff On-Site
Fuel Dock Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed the following Holidays:
New Years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Native American Heritage Day, and Christmas
Fuel Service Operation
Port Office: 360-692-5498
Fuel Dock not manned, use radio at door to contact attendant.
Fuel Dock Hours
Winter Hours: (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
8:30 to 4:30, Tuesday – Saturday
Closed Sundays and Federal Holidays
Summer Hours: (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
8:30 to 4:30, Monday – Saturday