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About the Port of Everett

The Port of Everett is located in Washington State on Port Gardner Bay at the mouth of the Snohomish River. The Port was originally formed by the citizens of Everett in 1918 to create economic opportunities and protect the waterfront for the community. The Port has a long history of providing marine-related services and appropriate public access to the waterfront. The Port strives to bring quality jobs, business, and tourism opportunities to its local and surrounding communities, and is committed to enhancing, restoring and preserving the overall environmental health of our waterfront.

OUr Operations
The Port operates three lines of business:

1) international shipping terminals;
2) marina facilities; and
3) real estate development.

Through its operations, the Port supports nearly 40,000 jobs and contributes $433 million to state and local taxes*. The Port’s properties also provide numerous public access and recreational opportunities for area residents to enjoy supporting a vibrant, livable and balanced waterfront that generates economic and recreational opportunities. 

*The 2019 Economic Impact of the Port of Everett by Martin Associates

Our Vision, Mission & Core Values

The Port’s vision is to create quality jobs and support a healthy and attractive quality of life for District residents and businesses. We do this, in part, by investing in a balanced waterfront that improves the region’s economy, commerce, community, environment, recreation and supporting high-functioning infrastructure.

Enhancing maritime commerce, jobs and a healthy community

core values

  • Highest ethical standards
  • Honor our commitment to our community
  • High-performers that value the privilege of public service
  • Embrace the richness of a diverse community
  • Responsible stewards of community resources and the environment
  • Dependent and supportive partner

Port District & Governance

Service Area
The Port District covers most of the city of Everett, portions of the cites of Mukilteo and Marysville and parts of unincorporated Snohomish County.

Port District Governance
The Port of Everett Commission is the policy-making and regulatory body of the Port. The current elected Commissioners are David Simpson (District 1), Tom Stiger (District 2) and Glen Bachman (District 3). The Port Commission hires an Executive Director to carry out its policies.

3 0 rd
Largest Container Port in WA State
2,300 0 slips
largest public marina on the West Coast
3 0 K+ Acres
More than Half dedicated to public access
40 0 K+
Jobs Supported by Port Operations