Port Strategic Plan Presents Opportunity To Ask Questions

October 25, 2019


Image courtesy Port of Everett.

With all of the recent acquisitions of property announced by the Port of Everett you may be wondering what’s next. The Port of Everett is having an Open House next week if you’d like to ask some questions. Here’s more from the Port:

Thursday, the Port of Everett released its Draft Strategic Plan for public comment and encourages the community to attend the Strategic Plan Update Open House on Tuesday, October 29th from 4-7PM to explore the future vision of the Port.

The draft Plan incorporates input received during the nearly two-year stakeholder engagement process that kicked off in the Port’s Centennial year in 2018 through today. This effort has resulted in a Plan that:

Promotes and protects the balanced waterfront; enables a successful waterfront that balances economic opportunity through a robust working waterfront of Port, Navy and other operations with a destination waterfront and appropriate public access;

Observes the highest levels of environmental stewardship and appropriate recreational access to facilitate a livable, balanced destination the community is proud of;

Builds a strong and competitive regional economy;

Reflects the values and character of our community; and, Supports National Security and disaster resiliency.

The Open House will feature booths covering various components of the Plan, as well as the Port’s core business operations and strategic initiatives. Port leadership and staff will be available to answer questions.

Opportunities to submit feedback will be available at the Open House, and the public comment period will remain open thru November 15. The Port Commission will consider adoption of the Strategic Plan in December 2019, with community feedback incorporated.

About the Port’s Strategic Planning Process
In 2018, the Port set out to update its Strategic Plan and create a new roadmap for its next 10 years of service. The last comprehensive update to this Plan took place more than a decade ago. Much since then has changed and many projects in the Port’s current Strategic Plan are now complete, underway or nearing completion.

The Port continues to engage its stakeholders, including Port Commissioners, residents, staff, tenants, customers and community partners in the development of a plan that fulfills its mission to create economic opportunities. With the feedback received, this past spring the Port Commission set six strategic buckets, each of which were to be looked at through the lens of environmental stewardship, technology and innovation. These buckets include:

Sustainable Performance

Seaport Modernization and Industrial Real Estate

Destination Waterfront, Boating and Recreation

Economic Development and Transportation

Outreach and Partnerships

Environmental Stewardship

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