Swinomish lands major grant for port projects


November 30, 2022

The future is now for the fledgling Port of Swinomish.

The tribal port authority, created just two years ago, was awarded an $11 million federal grant in October that will fast track its long-range goals by a decade, according to Swinomish Port Commission Chair J.J. Wilbur. He shared a glimpse of more immediate goals.

“We are going to hire a consultant very soon to help advocate with state, federal and local agencies and continue to pursue funding opportunities,” Wilbur told the Weekly News.

“We are also in the process of hiring a harbormaster,” added Wilbur. “The position has been posted for...

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