Joel Hansen is a lifelong Olympia resident running for Port of Olympia Commissioner for District 3. He knows that in order to look to the future, we have to live in the present.
Why I’m Running: I am enthusiastic about the future of Olympia’s Port. I know that the more innovation and inclusivity we encourage in our community, the closer we will be to reaching important sustainability and economic goals for Thurston County.
Why I Serve: As a father of a 4-year-old, I have an obligation to be a good steward of our earth’s resources. As a resident of Thurston County, I have a duty to support our communities economic growth. And as a human, I have the responsibility of helping build a global culture of belonging.
Experience: My focus is finance, business management and development, with passion for the natural world. I lead with a growth-mindset and a holistic approach. I joined the Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Board in 2019 and proudly serve on committees to help bring the Port into a new phase of excellence.