Well, not quite "master." Only in Port Angeles can you (if you are connected, that is) be hired as a "specialist" while having your job described as...Learning to do the job. Specialist? No. Suspicious? Very. Ethical? Not at all.
Dan Gase, a Position 4 Port Angeles City Council member since 2014, will not vote on Lincoln Park tree-cutting, Port Angeles Harbor cleanup and restoration, and other city issues related to the Port of Port Angeles through the end of his term Dec. 31, he said last week.
Gase, 63, said taking part in those votes on the seven-member council would create a conflict of interest with his new job: aerospace business development specialist for the Port of Port Angeles.
Port Chief Financial Officer John Nutter said last week Gase will earn $6,250 per month for three months before the position is re-evaluated.
He was hired from among eight applicants as the port tries to bring tenants to the Fairchild International Airport and airport industrial park.
“He was hired to to knock on doors and learn more about the aerospace industry and learn about what we could potentially bring to our airport,” Nutter said.