Community engagement at the Port entails educating and informing the local community about Port operations and the economic and environmental impacts associated with goods movement. Celebrating this commitment to environmental stewardship and the Port’s role as an economic engine for the region is an important component of the Port’s outreach activities. Community engagement also adds a level of transparency that local communities have come to expect from public agencies and is part of being a valued neighbor.
Community engagement plays a key role in the Port’s ability to successfully operate and develop facilities. Sharing the Port’s history as well as economic and environmental goals goes a long way in building relationships with stakeholders. Without local support for Port operations, it is difficult to modernize infrastructure and expand the services offered by the Port. Actively promoting the Port’s environmental stewardship efforts is a proven way to build support and trust from the local community and is why community engagement is a component of the Port’s environmental policy framework.
The Port in the Community
The Port actively engages the local community in a variety of ways. These include the sponsorship of community events and associations, providing Port tours, presenting to various community and student groups, and by promoting industry outreach efforts. The following information is intended to highlight the community engagement activities taking place at seaports across California, celebrate the Port’s outreach accomplishments and identify goals and metrics for building upon the Port’s outreach efforts.
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