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Port of Everett Releases Draft Strategic Plan in Advance of Open House on Oct. 29; 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Oct 24, 2019
Today, 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 29 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.

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Public Affairs Manager, at 425.988.0680 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:

  • Sustainable Performance
  • Seaport Modernization and Industrial Real Estate
  • Destination Waterfront, Boating and Recreation
  • Economic Development and Transportation
  • Outreach and Partnerships
  • Environmental Stewardship