OUR MISSION

To provide public access to, and promote safe and responsible usage of the marine resources in our area.

 

Commissioner Applicant Interviews May 25, 2022, at 6:00 PM

The Port of Brownsville will be holding a Special Meeting to conduct interviews of the two candidates for Commissioner of District 1. This meeting will be viewable by the public in person and via Zoom. The meeting location will be at the Port Annex aka the “Firehall” located at 9756 Ogle Rd NE, Bremerton, WA 98311. Viewers may also attend via Zoom (Link).

Zoom Info: Meeting ID – 886 4300 3952             Passcode – 362315

Applicants:

Kenneth McEwan

Carol Tripp

May 11, 2022 Monthly Commissioner Meeting Rescheduled for May 18, 2022.

The regularly scheduled Commissioner Meeting for the month of May has been rescheduled from May 11th to May 18th at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Viewers may attend by following this (Link)

Zoom Info: Meeting ID – 864 7793 1247             Passcode – 848377

Meeting Agenda

Financial Workshops

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 jwilliams@portofbrownsville.org.

Topic Submission Form

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.

District Current Population Population under the proposal
1st 5,488 5,845
2nd 5,102 5,839
3rd 7,009 5,915

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.

Current District Report

Proposed Commission Districts Report

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.

Office Hours:

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday-Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: Closed; Staff On-Site

Fuel Dock Hours:

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-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

Channel: 66
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
Closed Sunday

Upcoming Events

  • 5/18/2022 – Commission Meeting at 6:00 PM via Zoom, Meeting Agenda, Meeting ID: 864 7793 1247 Passcode: 848377 (Link)
  • 5/24/2022 – Finance Workshop at 4:00 PM via Zoom, Meeting ID: 852 1331 4939 Passcode: 098670 (Link)
  • 5/25/2022 – Special Meeting at 6:00 PM in person and via Zoom, Meeting ID: 886 4300 3952 Passcode: 362315 (Link)
Regular meetings of the Board shall be held monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. at the Brownsville Yacht Club in accordance with the provisions of RCW 53. The Board may from time to time, by majority vote, change the time and place of a regular meeting.