The Port of Bremerton has hired James Weaver for the role of Director of Marine Facilities.
“We are excited to bring James onto the marina team” said Port of Bremerton CEO Jim Rothlin in a press release. “His experience in implementing process improvements, his collaborative leadership style along with his passion for the maritime industry will be a perfect fit for an already dynamic staff at the marina.”
Weaver has worked in the Kitsap area for the past 15 years and has an extensive background in bringing waterfront projects to completion. He previously worked as a planner for Kitsap County, the City of Port Orchard, and the City of Bainbridge Island. He has served as a coastal land use expert for Scripps Institute of Oceanography and for the City of San Diego. Weaver has also worked on large corporate endeavors, such as the Liberty Station Naval Training Base redevelopment, the SeaWorld Amusement Park expansion, the San Diego Convention Center expansion, as well as various other marina and hotel redevelopment projects. His education includes a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Architecture from San Diego State University.
Weaver looks forward to working closely with Port staff and the local community on future marina improvements. “What I hope to bring to the Port of Bremerton is an opportunity to employ my knowledge, my experience, and my energy to benefit the Port, our shared waterfront, and our shared communities,” said Weaver in the same press release.
The Director of Marine Facilities position involves managing the Port’s marine facilities department, which includes the Bremerton and Port Orchard marinas, Harper Pier, and other harbor facilities.
“Having been a lifelong boater and having a career focused on waterfronts, I feel I can bring a passion to this position that is unique,’ explains Weaver. “I am grateful every day for the incredible place we live and understand the importance and power of helping others succeed while we work together for the future,” he states. His first day on the job was September 10.