Port Of Allyn
Mar 27, 2020 7:00 AM
Lary Coppola
Port Of Allyn

My experience includes founding and running a successful, thriving media company; serving as the Chief Administrative Official and elected Mayor of a growing city; chairing public agency boards and public processes; successfully managing non-profit industry associations; hands-on economic development; and currently as Executive Director of a regional Port District.

Founding, and still owning Wet Apple Media, it currently publishes WestSound Home & Garden, and Design/Build Magazines, plus several Web sites. Additionally, for 26 years I served as Editor & Publisher of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, founding it in 1988, and authoring the region's most widely-read political column until accepting an unsolicited offer from the E.W. Scripps Co. to purchase the Business Journal in 2014.

Rejoining Wet Apple after serving as Mayor, I transformed my company from a traditional print publisher with online editions, to one showcasing online, social media, and smartphone-based content with a printed component.

I'm a member of the Washington Public Ports Association's Legislative Policy, Economic Development, and Marina Committees, serve as a State Director of the Building Industry Association of Washington, and on the Board of the Kitsap Building Association.

Finally, I'm a nationally-published automotive journalist, writing for AutoReviewers.com and a number of City/Lifestyle magazines and their websites. My automotive reviews are also available through the Gannett organization. #Larythecarguy