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 Bruce MacIntyre
Elected to a six-year term in 2013, Bruce brings a strong business and legal background to his role as Port Commissioner, diversifying and building on the skills and knowledge of the other commissioners. A former educator and small business owner, Bruce also spent 24 years as an attorney, advising and working with businesses of all types and sizes. During his legal career, Bruce received the highest rating for ethical standards and professional excellence from Martindale-Hubble, was listed by SeattleMet Magazine as one of Seattle’s Top Lawyers and was recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for five straight years before retiring in 2012.
Bruce was born and raised in Montana, but has lived most of his life in western Washington. Growing up, he developed a life-long appreciation of the outdoors, skiing, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing in the mountains in and around Glacier National Park. He has a bachelor’s degree in History and Economics from Whitworth College, a graduate degree in Education from the University of Washington and a Law degree from Gonzaga University. He and his wife were married in 1973; they have two adult children and three grandchildren. The family moved to Bainbridge Island in 1989 and Bruce and Barb moved to Kingston in 2006.
As commissioner, Bruce hopes to preserve Kingston’s quiet charm while helping develop a community surrounded by natural beauty, diverse in its makeup and secure in its economy. The Port’s marina, beach and Mike Wallace Park are a foundation that can help attract businesses, jobs and families to Kingston. Bruce plans to build on the successes of the past to strengthen and expand Kingston’s economic base by fostering an atmosphere of collaboration, involvement and positive community awareness.
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