Patty Boyden joined the Port of Vancouver in June 2000. She is currently the Director of Environmental Services and is responsible for providing policy direction for environmental issues related to port operations, tenant management, natural resources, clean-up projects, property transfers, and new development.
Prior to joining the port, Patty was an environmental consultant on natural resource, land use planning, and remediation projects with The JD White Company, Inc., Maul Foster Alongi Environmental & Engineering Consultants, and Portland General Electric.
Patty currently serves on the Washington Public Ports Association’s environmental committee, the Washington State Department of Ecology Model Toxics Control Act advisory committee, and the City of Vancouver’s Shoreline Management Program stakeholders advisory committee. Patty previously served on the City of Vancouver’s habitat ordinance and water resource protection committees, as well as the Clark County Endangered Species Act advisory board.
In addition, Patty is a steering committee member on the Vancouver Lake Watershed Partnership and previously served as a board member for the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and as a volunteer naturalist with Metro’s Parks, Trails and Greenspaces program.
A native of Massachusetts, Patty received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute. Patty relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 1985 and currently resides in Vancouver, WA.