Press Release: Nisqually Tribal Elder Bob Iyall For Olympia Port Commissioner, District 2

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For Immediate Release

Nisqually Tribal Elder Bob Iyall Launches Campaign For Olympia Port Commissioner, District 2

June 28, 2021 (Olympia, Washington) — Bob Iyall has announced his candidacy for Olympia Port Commissioner, District 2. The Port of Olympia is a municipal corporation whose commissioners set policies and agendas. Once elected, each commissioner represents one of three districts in Thurston County and serves a 4-year term.

Bob’s intentions as District 2 Port Commissioner include refocusing the purpose and vision of the port, reviewing the current port plan to ensure efficiency in post-pandemic operations, carrying out the Port’s responsibility to heal parts of the local environment and maximizing community benefits while minimizing tax-payer support.

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The general election will take place on November 2, 2021. Thurston County ballots will be mailed by October 7, 2021. Local voting centers will also open on that date.

About Bob Iyall

Bob Iyall is a Nisqually Tribal Elder and the chief executive officer of Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation. Iyall’s portfolio displays a long history of leadership in corporate and nonprofit business sectors. Bob has played a large role in the economic development of the Nisqually Tribe for over 10 years and currently employs up to 800 local community members. He grew up in Tumwater and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Bob is a highly involved member of the community and cares deeply about its overall welfare in a ‘post pandemic world.’ In his current position as CEO at Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation, Bob oversees management of all for-profit enterprises owned by the Nisqually Indian Tribe, including the Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Nisqually Construction Services, Nisqually Markets, Nisqually Communication Services, Nisqually Post and Print and Medicine Creek Cafe.


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