Update on the Port's COVID-19 response
Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15 to October 15. Communities across the country celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens and residents of Hispanic or Latin-American ancestry who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Port employee resource group, Latinos Unidos is hosting a series of weekly virtual events that are a mix of cultural events and speakers Learn More
On September 20, 2020, a new model of sailing race “launched” on Shilshole Bay to raise funds to support the mission of the schooner Adventuress. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Sound Experience, the 133-foot National Historic Landmark ship is an icon of the Salish Sea, with more than 30,000 children and teens sailing aboard over the last three decades. The Port of Seattle has partnered with Sound Experience to help provide the opportunity for youth to learn about the region’s robust maritime industries and environmental programs. Learn More
Port Commissioner Fred Felleman writes that the Port is engaged in a process that is long overdue. We are renaming parks along the Duwamish River from industrial friendly names like T-107 and T-117 to names selected with help from the local community. Learn More
The Port recognizes twelve commercial and non-profit partners for outstanding leadership and sustainability efforts as part of the Environmental Excellence and Fly Quiet Awards, given annually to those supporting the Port’s environmental goals. Winners this year include programs supporting local food banks, prevent and recycle waste, reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, provide education programs for shoreline restoration and community health, plus research and coalition building to better understand underwater stresses of our Puget Sound orcas. Learn More
The Port of Seattle’s $1.5 million Opportunity Youth Initiative continues to support nearly 200 jobs this summer for underserved youth, providing funding and support to four local non-profit organizations: Seattle Goodwill, Seattle Parks Foundation, Partner in Employment (PIE), and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Early results are in, and youth are learning skills and earning money for themselves and their families. Learn More
Five Commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, serve four-year terms and establish Port policy. Port Commission meetings are normally held at 12 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at either Pier 69 or Sea-Tac Airport. Since meeting times and locations are subject to change, please visit the meetings page for the most up-to-date information. Visit the Port's Commission page to learn more.
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