Port Angeles: The face is familiar — Clyde Boddy says he’s ready to run the Port of Port Angeles year to year

Until a month ago, Clyde Boddy’s plans for 2002 included painting his house, hunting and fishing.

That’s all changed now.

In a controversial move Monday that caught many by surprise, Boddy went from being the Port of Port Angeles’ interim executive director to permanent director.

After months of searching for a new full-time executive director, at least $10,000 in headhunter fees, followed by debate over Claude Bullock’s choice last summer — the Port commissioners went with a familiar face.

That’s Clyde Boddy.

He gets a one-year contract that will pay him $94,800 for a 28-hour work week — that’s $65 a hour — plus a fully paid medical and dental plan.

It’s the same salary he earned as interim director.

He also draws a Port pension — he had worked at the Port previously for almost 30 years — the specifics of which he won’t discuss.

But he needs to work less than 1,500 hours a year so he can keep his pension intact.

He doesn’t get any paid vacation or sick pay or an auto allowance. If he is fired without cause he gets two months severance pay — $15,800.

When he was appointed interim director last Jan. 2, Boddy said that he was not interested in the permanent job.

Boddy, 57, now says he sees himself continuing as executive director on successive one-year contracts for up to five years — “My sense is that I don’t know if I’ll be here three years or four years or one or two,” he says.

“I certainly am willing to continue on with the Port as it is now.”

The rest of this story appears in today’s Clallam County edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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