Commissioner | Position #4
First elected to commission: 2010
Current term: Jan. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2025
Current commission office: First Assistant Secretary
Don Meyer is the former executive director of the Foss Waterway Development Authority and a former deputy executive director of the Port of Tacoma.
Meyer currently serves on the Mid-County Leadership Team and UW-Tacoma’s Urban Studies Advisory Board. He is also a member of Fife Milton Edgewood Area Chamber of Commerce, Puyallup/Sumner Chamber, and Tacoma Pierce County Chamber and the Transportation Club of Tacoma.
Meyer is the past president of the Washington Public Ports Association and recently served on former Gov. Christine Gregoire’s Connecting Washington Task Force on transportation issues, is a member of Tacoma Rotary #8 and owns a small business in Pierce County.
Born and raised on a South Dakota farm, Meyer holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota.
Northwest Seaport Alliance Work Groups/Committees
Outside Boards & Committees
- UW-Tacoma Urban Studies Advisory Board
- Mid-County Leadership Team
- Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board (alternate)
- Regional Access Mobility Partnership (alternate)
- WPPA Executive Board