Docks and Harbors board elects officers

First regular meeting since Spickler, Logan appointed

Docks and Harbors’ board of directors doled out officer positions to members Thursday night at its first regular meeting since last month’s round of appointments, with most incumbents being summarily reelected.


Although Kevin Jardell, the board’s chairman, was not present at the meeting, he was unanimously reelected to the position of board chairman after being nominated by Mike Williams, who acted as chairman at the meeting.

“As vice chair, myself, Mike Williams, would like to step down, and I’d like to nominate Greg Busch,” Williams added.

Busch was unanimously elected, and then was reelected as chairman of the operations committee moments later.

Eric Kueffner was reelected as finance committee chairman, while Williams was reelected as chairman of the capital improvement project (CIP) and planning committee.

“I have no problem doing it again,” Williams said of the CIP committee chairmanship. “I’d recommend myself.”

Docks and Harbors elects officers and assigns members to standing committees every year.

“I move that we defer assignment to the committees until the chair is present in person and that individuals can apply to him for appointment to their preferred committees,” said Budd Simpson.

Williams assented, and the motion was adopted without objection.

Scott Spickler and David Logan rotated onto the enterprise fund’s board this summer, replacing Wayne Wilson and Don Etheridge, after being appointed by the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly late last month.

Thursday’s Docks and Harbors board meeting was not the first for Logan, who joined several other members of the board for a brief special meeting July 12 to recommend a time-sensitive funding appropriation and bid award to the Assembly.

Although it was Spickler’s first board meeting as a member Thursday, he seemed to dive right in, joining fellow board members in asking questions of Port Engineer Gary Gillette later in the meeting after Gillette gave a presentation on the proposed new Juneau Maritime Center.

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