During the Port Commission meeting in August, the Port Commissioners unanimously accepted the Port of Olympia Vision 2050 final plan.

“I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who took the time to provide their input throughout this process. I also want to thank the task force members for volunteering numerous hours to sort through the data and create goals and actions that represent community priorities,” stated Port Commission President Bill McGregor.

In May, the Port launched a community-wide engagement process to help identify community priorities for the future. The 15-month initiative provided direct engagement and input opportunities for citizens through a combination of interviews, surveys and community group presentations. The goals: To better-engage citizens in Port planning, develop stronger community partnerships, and establish a shared-vision for the Port over the long-term. The initial phase of community input resulted in nearly 10,000 comments and the community-review phase provided nearly 1,050 surveys.

Implementation of Vision 2050 actions will take place through the process of setting commission priorities and annual budget, and through Port staff’s annual action plans.