At their August 18 meeting, Port of Tacoma commissioners approved a new Workforce Development Strategic Plan that will significantly increase the Port’s workforce development investments within Pierce County starting in 2023, focusing on well-paying jobs in maritime and trades that do not require a four-year college degree.
This week’s meeting begins at noon in Room 104 of the Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road. The meeting will be streamed live on the Port’s website and archived for later viewing. Public comment may be given in-person at the meeting or sent by email to: comment@portoftacoma.com.






Staff from the Port of Tacoma are out and about at farmers markets and events throughout Pierce County this summer. Stop by one of our booths to learn more about the Port’s environmental projects, maritime trade, and how we work to advance economic prosperity in our region. We look forward to meeting you at one of the following events:
This week’s meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and will be fully virtual (no in-person meeting). The meeting will be streamed live on the Port’s website and also archived for later viewing. Instructions for accessing the meeting by phone are included on the meeting agenda. If you would like to make public comment, you may do so by phone or by email to comment@portoftacoma.com.
As leaders meet this week at the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 78th session, the Port of Tacoma and partners at the Northwest Seaport Alliance and Port of Seattle continue our advocacy for stronger international regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Port commission meetings are held at the Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, room 104. The agenda and link to the livestream of the meeting can be found here. Meeting videos also archived for later viewing.
The Port of Tacoma has been selected to receive a $500,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant to assist in efforts to bring brownfields and other high-priority sites within the Tacoma Tideflats back into productive use with new businesses and family-wage jobs.
At their January meeting, Port commissioners designated commission officer positions for the upcoming year, with Don Meyer serving as Port of Tacoma commission president and Deanna Keller as vice president for 2022. The commission president also serves as co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance.
The Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, commission meeting will be held in a hybrid format with the public invited to attend remotely by watching the livestream on the Port’s website or listening by phone. The meeting call in number is (253) 617-4257, enter conference ID: 171 774 947#.
Three Port of Tacoma Commissioners took the oath of office at their Jan. 20 meeting. Commissioners Marzano, McCarthy and Meyer are all serving additional four-year terms after being re-elected by voters in the November election. They were sworn in by the Honorable Philip K. Sorensen, Presiding Judge Pierce County Superior Court.
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