VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA invites the public to attend its final strategic plan open house next week to provide feedback on draft strategies as the port nears the end of its process to update the plan.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Clark College’s Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Attendees can talk with port commissioners, staff and consultants, and provide feedback on draft strategies for achieving seven goal areas: community, economic development, environmental, financial, marine, organizational and real estate. Goal areas and strategies were formed through several months of input from the port’s Board of Commissioners, staff, tenants, citizens, stakeholders and community partners.

Feedback will be compiled and considered as the port wraps up development of its updated strategic plan. The draft plan is expected to go before the Board of Commissioners for approval in late summer.

About the strategic plan update
The Port of Vancouver 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 its many stakeholders 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.

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