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Secretary Clare Petrich | Commissioner, Port of Tacoma

Clare Petrich is a small business owner with strong ties to Tacoma’s maritime heritage. She is co-founder and chair of the Commencement Bay Maritime Fest, and she is deeply involved in maritime heritage research.

Petrich serves on the Joint Municipal Action Committee, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, the Youth Marine Foundation, the Flood Control Zone District Committee and the Washington Council on International Trade.

She is a past president of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Economic Development District Board and continues to serve on this board. She is also a past president and secretary for the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.

Petrich is a graduate of Manhattanville College in New York and received her master’s degree from the University of Virginia.