The Port of Vancouver ends its annual lecture series in May with presentations about the world of public ports and another about the state of the port.
The first presentation is 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 1 and about the world of the state’s public ports.
There are 75 public ports in the state, operating marinas, docks, airports, railroads, industrial sites and recreational facilities — not all near water — and a huge share of the food and goods consumed in the state come through those ports.
Washington Public Ports Association Executive Director Eric Johnson will talk about the creation of these special-purpose districts and what they do.
The next presentation, on the state of the Port of Vancouver, is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 30, features the port board of commissioners and port CEO Julianna Marler.
This “State of the Port” program will include a review of 2018, an update on current activities and projects, and a look at the port’s future. Afterwards, port staff will lead an optional tour of redevelopment plans for Terminal 1, the port’s 10 acres of waterfront property.
The lectures are free and open to the public and held at WareHouse ’23, 100 Columbia St. Space at each lecture is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call 360-693-3611 or email RSVP@portvanusa.com with a name and the number of people in your party.