Port Commissioners



KKellyCurrent Term,
January 1, 2020 -
December 31, 2025

Commissioner Kip Kelly, District 1 - Commissioner Kelly represents District 1 and is serving his first term. His district encompasses more than half of the city of Walla Walla and the entire stateline area. Kip retired in 2019 after a 36-year career as a sales executive with Coffey Communications. In his role, he represented the company before the nations leading hospital and health insurance companies. Kip holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University and an MBA from Seattle University. In addition. he is an instrument rated pilot and has served on the Port's Air Travel Coalition since 1995.
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MFredrickson20 Current Term,
January 1, 2018 -
December 31, 2023
Commissioner Mike Fredrickson, District 2 - Commissioner Fredrickson has served as a Port Commissioner since January 2006 and represents District 2, which includes the eastern third of the City of Walla Walla, Dixie, Waitsburg and Prescott areas.  Commissioner Fredrickson is a 1988 graduate of Walla Walla High School and a 1992 graduate of Washington State University with a BS degree in Agri-Business.  He served 8 years on the Walla Walla County Planning Commission (5 years as Chairman).  Commissioner Fredrickson is a certified general real estate appraiser and is co-owner of Associated Appraisers located in Walla Walla.

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RDunning Current Term,
January 1, 2022 -
December 31, 2027
Commissioner Ron Dunning, District 3 - Commissioner Dunning is currently serving his second term on the Port of Walla Walla Commission.  He represents District #3 in the Western portion of Walla Walla County, which includes the communities of College Place, Touchet, Lowden, Burbank, Eureka and Clyde. Commissioner Dunning is the former owner of Dunning Irrigation. He is also co-owner of Touchet Seed & Energy, an oil-seed crusher for biofuels.  Commissioner Dunning is a member of the Touchet-Gardena Lions Club and a founder of the Touchet Education Foundation.  He attended Columbia Basin College.

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 Role of Port Commission

The Port of Walla Walla Commissioners set policy, direction and approve all expenditures of the Port.  Each Commissioner serves a six-year term.  Terms are staggered.  One position is up for election every two years. While all Commissioners are elected on a county-wide basis, each must live in a specific Commissioner District within Walla Walla County.  Commissioners decide each year who will hold the offices of president, vice president and secretary.  Commissioners are responsible for appointing the Executive Director and hiring the Port Attorney.  Commissioners receive $114 per day compensation for each day spent attending meetings or performing other services on behalf of the Port.  State law limits such compensation to no more than $10,944 per year.  In addition, Port Commissioners receive a salary of $750 per month.  Port Commission meetings are open to the public and are normally held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00AM. Port Commission Meetings are held at  the Port Administrative office, 310 A Street, Walla Walla, Washington, unless otherwise stated in the agenda.

 Contact Information

Kip Kelly
1214 Yellowhawk Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Ph. (509) 240-5118

Mike Fredrickson
2 W. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Ph. (509) 522-2272
Fax (509) 529-5821
Ron Dunning
1078 Gardena Creek Rd.
Touchet, WA 99360
Ph. (509) 520-1373

 2023 Port Commission Assignments

 2023 Port Commission Assignments and Liaison Assignments

 Port Commission Decision Making Process

 A resolution adopting rules governing the transaction of its business at regular and special meetings

 Port of Walla Walla Commissioner District Maps

College Place/City of Walla Walla Area Map
PWWDistrict Map WW CP
Countywide Map
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