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Port of Everett Commission Adopts New Strategic Plan, Sets Framework for Next Decade

Date: Dec 13, 2019
On Tuesday, December 10, the Port of Everett Commission unanimously approved and adopted a new Strategic Plan, setting the roadmap for the Port’s next 10 years of service. 


The Strategic Plan incorporates input received during a nearly two-year stakeholder engagement process that kicked off in the Port’s Centennial year in 2018. The Port released the Draft Strategic Plan in October 2019. Community feedback was reviewed and incorporated into the final document.

The result is a Strategic 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.

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Public Affairs Manager, at 425.388.0680 or by e-mail at

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:

  1. Sustainable Performance
  2. Seaport Modernization and Industrial Real Estate
  3. Destination Waterfront, Boating and Recreation
  4. Economic Development and Transportation
  5. Outreach and Partnerships
  6. Environmental Stewardship