About Us

About Us

Port staff is working remotely due to COVID-19 but is available by phone or email. We will reevaluate our hours and office availability when Kitsap County reaches Phase 3.


8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


1 (800)462-3793 toll-free
1 (360)674-2381
1 (360)674-2807 fax

8850 SW State Hwy 3
Bremerton, WA 98312

Our three primary businesses are our airport, marinas, industrial and business parks.


Our mission is to increase the economic opportunity for all of Kitsap County by generating jobs, developing infrastructure and improving local quality of life. We are a regional leader in creating economic and recreational opportunities for our community. We support a sustainable local economy through strategic public investments and stewardship of our natural environment.


Imagine a community where our people can drive to work, come home to their family, and enjoy a quality of life all within the same area they live. Our community and the Port share a common vision of the future. The Port’s role in that future is to build, operate and maintain world-class facilities providing recreation and economic development opportunities for aviation, marine and business. We strive for an abundance of sustainable jobs, a healthy environment, and access to recreational opportunities, which all contribute to the quality of life that is unique to Kitsap County - where quality of life and economic opportunity are in balance.

Our Staff

Role Name Phone
Port Maintenance IAndrew Garcia
AttendantAnn Lieseke
Director, Business DevelopmentArne Bakker(360) 813-0814
Maintenance IIBarron Walker
Marina Office Assistant IIBrandy Taylor
Main OfficeBremerton Marina(360) 373-1035
Maintenance Lead - HarborBrian Robinson(360) 813-0830
Maintenance IIChris Johnson
Maintenance Lead - AirportEd Draper(360) 813-0819
Chief Operations Officer (COO)Fred Salisbury(360) 813-0817
Marina Office Assistant Gabrielle Garland
Executive AssistantGinger Waye(360) 813-0812
Director of Marine Facilities (DMF)James Weaver(360) 813-0829
Maintenance IJason Duryea
Maintenance IIJim Garcia
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Jim Rothlin(360) 813-0821
Accounts Receivable - Airport/IndustrialKarisah Schauer(360) 813-0818
Marina Operations ManagerKathy Garcia(360) 813-0825
Maintenance IIKenneth Eisenhardt
Marina Office Assistant IIKenzee Mathews
Accounts PayableKristina Hedrick(360) 813-0831
Port AttendantMartin Muhoro
Maintenance IIMike Lozier
Main OfficePort Orchard Marina(360) 876-5535
Marina Office AssistantRenee Willey
Port AttendantRobert Higgins
Chief Financial OfficerSherman Hu(360) 813-0815
Marketing and Communications CoordinatorSpenser Czuleger
Accounting ManagerStephanie Buhrman(360) 813-0811
Administrative Office AssistantTaylor Korizon
Airport ManagerWarren Hendrickson(360) 813-0828

Board of Commissioners

Axel Strakeljahn

Vice President

Term: Jan. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2023
District 3: Portions of South Kitsap, Southwest Bremerton, Seabeck/Holly/Crosby

(360) 731-4406

Cary Bozeman


Term: Jan. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2021
District 1: West Bremerton, portions of East Bremerton, Kitsap Lake and Chico

(360) 337-9375

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson headshot

Term: Jan. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2025
District 2: Downtown Port Orchard, portions of Eastern South Kitsap


Humble Beginnings in 1913+

The Port of Bremerton is the 4th oldest port in the State of Washington and the first of many in Kitsap County.

As the story has been passed down through generations, it is said that the city of Bremerton had inadvertently built portions of its wharf, an important commercial and transportation hub, over privately-owned tidelands. The property owner's threatened lawsuit prompted a signature-gathering campaign by citizens to put the formation of a port district within the city of Bremerton's boundaries on the ballot in the hopes of resolving the dispute.

To further review the history of the Port, please visit HistoryLink.org.

Location & Directions+

Port of Bremerton is located in western Washington State

The Port of Bremerton is located at 8850 SW State Hwy 3, Bremerton, WA, in the Puget Sound region of western Washington State, U.S.

The Port provides a spectacular natural setting along with the affordability of the Kitsap Peninsula and is centrally located within a short commuting distance to the urban centers of Seattle and Tacoma.

Easy access to interstate highway, rail, and deepwater ports make this an ideal, affordable business and family location.

Click the PDF above for detailed driving and ferry directions. 

Celebrating 100 years of achievement in 2013+

The next 100 years the Port pledges to continue to leverage every tax dollar the Port receives through wise investment in job-generating facilities, infrastructure, and programs, and continue its collaboration with public and private partners in the interest of long-term economic and recreational benefits shared throughout Kitsap County and the West Puget Sound region.

Business and Industrial Parks+

  • More than 60 companies, employing over 1,100 people, are located in a Port of Bremerton Business or Industrial Park.
  • Over 3,400 acres of Port and privately-owned land adjacent to Bremerton National Airport are being developed through a partnership called Puget Sound Industrial Center – Bremerton (PSIC - formerly known as SKIA).
  • By the year 2025, projections are that more than 9,000 additional jobs will be located there. 

Bremerton National Airport (KPWT)+

  • Is the largest airport on the Kitsap Peninsula. The airport provides world-class general and corporate aviation services and capabilities.
  • On and off-site businesses contribute 269 jobs and more than $83 million annually in sales.
  • Nearly 200 aircraft are housed at the airport; they make over 60,000 takeoffs and landings each year.

Bremerton and Port Orchard Marinas +

  • Both marinas attract thousands of visiting boaters every year who spent their money locally.
  • For every dollar spent at the marina, $2.50 goes back into the local economy.
  • Both marinas also offer local residents long-term dockage for their boats.
  • Both marinas also host the Kitsap Harbor Festival and the Blackberry Festival, attracting many local residents and visitors to the downtown area of Bremerton and Port Orchard.