Supports Elliott for Port of Kingston
October 3, 2011 · 11:44 AM
Walt Elliott has the experience that qualifies him to be the best possible Port of Kingston commissioner.
He knows the community; his professional experience included running a large business with 3,000 employees who had to compete for contracts; and he is intimately acquainted with waterfront issues from best boating practices to environmental stewardship.
As a downtown Kingston property owner, I believe that we need an elected official who brings a balanced approach to the Port’s responsibilities — from community development to park and marina management, to business development.
I strongly support Walt’s candidacy for port commissioner and I urge you to do so too.
With extensive community, business and public administration experience, Walt Elliott is the most qualified person to become a Kingston port commissioner.
Have you compared his leadership in our community?
He has actually done hands-on work maintaining our parks and trails, has served a decade on our Community Advisory Council, and is highly regarded by our legislative leaders for his work on behalf of ferry riders.
His five years of work on a joint state and county task force led to last year’s design study of alternatives to solve Kingston’s ferry traffic and parking problems. He participated in the establishment of our Village Green and Heritage parks. He’s been volunteering in the community for more than 10 years.
Walt has a master’s degree in Engineering Business Management and ran a $600 million a year research, engineering and industrial enterprise. One of his business start-ups was a finalist in the Wall Street Journal’s top small workplace. His Navy ship won a Navy-wide P.R. competition.
Walt is personally invested in all aspects of the Port’s responsibilities — for example, he has had a boat in the marina for more than 20 years. I’ve found that he’s genuinely interested in our concerns; talk to him if you can.
What does it make you think when you see the homemade Walt for Port signs? He’s frugal and he has my vote— and he deserves your vote as well.