Commissioner Pete DeBoer
Pete DeBoer has served the Port of Kingston since 2004. A Washington born native Pete grew up in Bellevue and began coming to Kingston with his family beginning in the mid 1950's. An avid boater since the age of 12, he has been involved in the waterside community for most of his life. In 1964 Pete joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served around the world on various ships and shore commands from Europe to the Bering Sea. He retired in 1985 and in 1987 returned to Kingston to become a full time resident.
Since arriving in Kingston Commissioner DeBoer has been a business owner and has been involved in many of the various committees that serve the greater Kingston area. He has been Commodore of the Kingston Cove Yacht Club, President of the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club and President of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. He also presides over a scholarship foundation for the Kiwanis. Since 2003, Pete has been the primary leader in organizing the annual Kingston Fourth of July Celebration.
Keeping the Port of Kingston as a vibrant asset for the community is Pete's goal as a Commissioner. Always looking for better ways to do things and giving the residents of the port district the best bang for their buck is Pete's focus.
Commissioner Marc Bissonnette
Marc Bissonnette has served as a Port Commissioner since 2002. Graduated from Cumberland High School in Rhode Island, and then attended the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Marc obtained a Masters Degree in Marine Transportation from the University of Rhode Island in 1986 and has been a licensed mariner for 30 years, holding an Ocean Master and Unlimited Mates license.
He has operated cargo, passenger and research vessels worldwide, and spent twenty years at Clipper Navigation in Seattle operating High Speed ferries. He rose to position of Director of Marine Operations/Senior Master, and is currently working for Manson Marine Construction on an unlimited tonnage Hopper Dredge on the Gulf and East coasts.
Marc has been married since 1986 with two children. Hobbies include boating and various sports.
Commissioner Walt Elliott
The Navy brought Bobbie and I to our home on Jefferson Point Rd in 1989 and we've had a sailboat at the Port nearly that long. Bobbie and I are involved in lot of community activities have likely met you around town. I write the ferry column and cartoon for our Kingston Community News.
I spent my child hood on the waterfront of a ferry town: Bay Shore, New York. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy I served on submarines including command of USS Henry M. Jackson. Ashore I started up an institute devoted to promoting the highest levels of safety and reliability in commercial nuclear power plants and also was responsible for a $600M/yr enterprise devoted to undersea technology. My master's degree is in Engineering Management with several semesters of coursework in marina management