Bremerton Mayor Cary Bozeman was listed as a newsmaker for 2006
in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Dec. 22-28 edition.
I’d post the link, but you can’t read it online unless you’re a
subscriber, so I won’t bother.
Bozeman was categorized as an “innovator” in a story detailing
Bremerton’s waterfront condo development, new parks, building
renovations, wireless Internet downtown and the future development
of the former J.C. Penney building, owned by the Bremer Trust and
used as a parking lot.
The magazine reports Bozeman “has made it his personal mission
to bring vitality and people to a formerly struggling waterfront,
and as a result his city is on a building binge.”
Bozeman is joined on the innovators list by Expedia and Zillow
Web business builder Rich Barton, Seattle Children’s Hospital and
Regional Medical Center President Dr. Thomas Hansen, China
President Hu Jintao and Ray Ozzie, who replaces Bill Gates as
Microsoft as chief software architect.
Also on the newsmaker list is William Marler, a Bainbridge
Island resident and lawyer who has made a name for himself fighting
companies over E. coli outbreaks. He’s on PSBJ’s list of
“fighters.” Marler first became prominent by fighting Jack in the
Box in 1993 for its E. coli outbreak. Most recently he sued Taco
Bell parent company Yum! Foods after E. coli was traced to green
onions used in its food. Marler is joined on the list of fighters
by Seattle City Council President Nick Licata and U.S. Rep. Dave