Port of Tacoma encourages citizen input via Strategic Plan Online Open House

The Port of Tacoma has launched an online open house to educate citizens and get their ideas and suggestions about the Strategic Plan the Port is currently working on.

“We built this website to keep citizens informed about our Strategic Plan work,” said Port Commission President John McCarthy, “and to offer citizens the opportunity to have their voices heard as we move through this process.”
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented in-person meetings and traditional open houses about the plan, the Port pivoted to developing an online open house to inform citizens about the plan. The website highlights the Port’s draft Strategic Plan goal areas; it will be updated as the draft plan takes shape. It also gives background on the Port of Tacoma’s history and the powers that public ports have in Washington state.

The site features a survey where citizens can share their ideas and opinions on how the Port of Tacoma can best prioritize its goals and potential opportunities to meet the needs and values of the people who live, work and play in Pierce County. 

“The feedback citizens provide throughout this Strategic Plan process will provide valuable information that will help the Port Commission and staff complete this important work,“ McCarthy said.

One of the key duties of the five-member
Port Commission is to set the strategic direction for the Port of Tacoma. Elected by Pierce County citizens, the Port’s five commissioners are: Kristin Ang, Deanna Keller, John McCarthy, Dick Marzano and Don Meyer.

The Port’s Strategic Plan process is expected to run through the end of the year.

Key contact information on the Port’s Strategic Plan:

Media contact:

253-428-8674