VANCOUVER, Wash. – The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has recognized the Port of Vancouver USA with two 2019 Communications Competition awards for exemplary work in video production and community awareness.

The port earned an Award of Distinction for its Public Tours Program, and Award of Merit for “POV and the Environment” a video highlighting the port’s efforts to enhance and protect the environment.

Rain garden in a box: the Grattix

“These awards truly showcase our efforts to educate the public on the good work happening at the port,” said CEO Julianna Marler. “Our public tours are a chance for members of the community to see firsthand all of the economic activity generated here on port property.  And, our video features just a snapshot of the innovative work our environmental team does every day to protect the environment, something we are truly committed to here at the Port of Vancouver.”

Entries in the AAPA Communications Awards Program are judged by an independent panel of experienced communications professionals on situation analysis and research; identification of audience, goals, objectives, strategies and tactics; quality/clarity of content and style; skillful use of copy, photography, design, layout and graphics; and evaluation methods used to determine communication success.  AAPA’s annual Communications Awards Program has recognized excellence in port communications since 1966, with 15 entry classifications ranging from education programs and advertisements to videos and social media.

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 The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at