Pier Side: Economic development grant and a contract with the World Trade Center of Tacoma on Thursday’s Port commission meeting agenda

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Port of Tacoma's Pier Side e-newsletter

Dec. 13, 2021

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Economic development grant and a contract with the World Trade Center of Tacoma on Thursday’s Port commission meeting agenda

On the agenda for the Dec. 16 commission meeting is a proposed grant from the Port’s Local Economic Development Investment Fund and a two-year contract with the World Trade Center of Tacoma. Commissioners will also receive an update on the Lower Wapato Creek Habitat project and the Port of Tacoma Habitat Strategy. Read the full agenda.

The public meeting begins at noon and will be streamed live on the Port of Tacoma’s website. You can also listen to the meeting by phone by calling (253) 617-4257 and entering the conference ID number: 885 092 729#.  Public comment may be delivered by phone or email, please visit our public comment procedure page for more information.

Northwest Ports Adopt Plans to Phase Out Maritime Emissions

Implementation Plan

The Northwest Seaport Alliance adopted its plan to implement the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy following those recently adopted by the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, enabling each port to identify, prioritize, and focus resources on actions that help achieve their collective zero-emission vision. Read the full release.

Thais Howard, Director of Engineering, highlighted in Seattle Times piece on the changing maritime workforce

Thais Howard

The Port of Tacoma's Director of Engineering, Thais Howard, was recently featured in the Seattle Times' Pacific NW Magazine in a photo essay highlighting women in the maritime industry. Read the full story.

WSDOT video highlights SR 167 Completion Project

SR 167 Completion

The Washington State Department of Transportation recently released an animation showing what the new 2-mile highway will look like between Interstate 5 and SR 509. This is part of the SR 167 Completion Project, an important step in creating a more sustainable cargo transportation plan for generations to come. Watch the video.

Port volunteers help pack food boxes at Emergency Food Network

EFN Dec. 4, 2021

On Dec.4, a team of volunteers from the Port of Tacoma repacked 13,000 lbs. of food into 650 home delivery boxes at the Emergency Food Network (EFN) in Lakewood. EFN distributes the food to more than 70 sites throughout Pierce County to help fight hunger in our community. So far this year, Port volunteers have repacked nearly 15 tons of food! Visit EFN’s website to find out how you can get involved.

Port bus tours suspended, virtual tour up and running


The Port's monthly bus tours have been suspended for the time being. We look forward to the possibility of restarting our in-person tours again next year, until then, please visit our virtual tour and check the Port’s website for updates and information on future tour dates.