Port of Vancouver USA

HOLIDAY CLOSURE – MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 28 – The Port of Vancouver USA will be closed for receipt and delivery of cargo on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. Vessel activity will not be interrupted. The administration office will also be closed.

Strategic Plan

The Port of Vancouver USA is updating its strategic plan to provide vision and direction for the port today and in the future. The last comprehensive update to this plan was more than 10 years ago. Much has changed since then, including the completion of key initiatives; marine and industrial business growth; identification of new projects; and changes in staff and elected leadership.

The port is engaging with commissioners, staff, tenants, citizens, stakeholders and community partners to develop a plan that reflects the values and livability of our community; considers the needs of thousands of people who make their living through the port; emphasizes an ever-changing economic climate and local and international market opportunities; and observes the highest levels of environmental stewardship.  

Ultimately, the plan will provide a broad vision for the current and future direction of the port and clear guidelines for annual budget development.  The plan will also include annual goals, objectives strategies and metrics for charting and reporting on progress.

Strategic plan update process

In summer 2017 the port hired Maul Foster Alongi (MFA) to assist us with the update. Together, the port and MFA have developed a thoughtful, comprehensive, data-based approach – an approach that includes listening to and gathering information from a diverse group of people and organizations that are key to regional economic development and environmental health and vitality.

There are lots of ways to learn more and add your voice during this process, including public meetings and workshops, public open houses and general feedback. You can email us at communityfeedback@portvanusa.com, or send us a note at our administrative offices, 3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660. We also have comment cards available at our offices if you happen to be in the neighborhood.

Upcoming meetings

  • May 17 – Community Open House  #1 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Vancouver Red Cross Building, 605 Barnes St., Vancouver
  • June 12 – Community Open House #2 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Clark College Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver


  • February 2018: Commission Workshop #3 – Begin drafting goal topics
  • January 2018: Stakeholder interviews 
  • December 2017: Commission Workshop #2 – SWOT analyses
  • November 2017: Port staff work sessions – SWOT analyses
  • October 2017: Commission Workshop #1 – Roll out planning process with Maul Foster Alongi


A premier port that is globally recognized and well capitalized with state-of-the-industry facilities, infrastructure and service providing accountable economic benefit.


The port’s mission is to provide economic benefit to our community through leadership, stewardship and partnership in marine, industrial and waterfront development.

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