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Since 1911, the Port of Seattle has grown from a fledgling harbor to a multi-faceted organization that runs a world-class seaport and international airport, supporting tourism and commercial fishing industries, partnering in building road and rail infrastructure, and leading in environmental and sustainability efforts. Yet, our values remain rooted in serving the citizens of King County by creating economic opportunity for all, stewarding our environment responsibly, partnering with surrounding communities, conducting ourselves transparently and holding ourselves accountable.

All authority of the Port of Seattle is vested with the Commission in its actions as a public body under RCW 53. Five Commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, serve four-year terms to govern the Port, lead all inter-governmental functions, and oversee the Executive Director. The Commission vests authority with the Executive Director and delineates Commission and ED responsibilities through the Delegation of Responsibility and Authority.  

Contact the Commission Office at (206) 787-3034

Commission Meetings:

  • Port Commission meetings are normally held at 12 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at either Pier 69 or Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Because meeting times and locations can change, please visit the Commission Meetings page for the most up-to-date information.
  • You can watch recent Commission meetings on Sundays at 1 p.m. on King County TV (Digital cable 22) or watch any meeting on the Commissions Meetings page.
  • Search note: To search within Commission meeting materials, please type your terms into the Commission Meetings site. 


Commissioner Blogs

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We Need to Reverse Institutional Racism in COVID-19 Response

By Port Commissioner Sam Cho and Senior Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Bookda Gheisar

Jun 02,2020

by Cho, Sam

Supporting Our Community and Seeking Social Change

By Commission President Peter Steinbrueck and Port Executive Director Steve Metruck

Jun 01,2020

by Steinbrueck, Peter

National Maritime Day Celebrates our Region’s Heritage and Economic Ballast

Co-authored by Peter Steinbrueck, Commission President, and Sarah Scherer, President, Seattle Propeller Club 

May 22,2020

by Steinbrueck, Peter

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