Washington Public Ports Association recognizes excellence in community outreach for the port’s annual Lecture Series

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) has recognized the Port of Vancouver USA with the Community Outreach Award for its annual Lecture Series.

The Community Outreach Award recognizes a port effort or project that engages the citizens of the port district in a positive manner on a community issue. Each year, the port’s Lecture Series covers topics ranging from “The Mighty Columbia—Our Working River” to “How Washington Grains Feed the World”. Each lecture topic is carefully selected to educate and inform the community about the importance of our natural resources, trade and economic development. Since its launch in 2017, the port Lecture Series has been attended by more than 1,000 community members.

“The Lecture Series has been an incredible opportunity to reach out to, and connect with the community in a way we never have before,” said CEO Julianna Marler. “We are grateful to the many organizations and individuals that dedicated their time and expertise to make these lectures happen.”

“I’m very proud of our staff’s hard work and honored by WPPA’s recognition of our community outreach program,” Marler said.

The Lecture Series included in the award submission were:

The port accepted the award at WPPA’s 2019 Spring Meeting in Spokane, Washington, on Friday, May 17.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.