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PORT TALK The Port’s External Affairs team proudly shows off the winning trophy for its 2017 outreach activities. PORT WINS TOP NATIONAL AWARD FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION The Port’s trade show booth was made from scrap materials. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently celebrated the Port of Longview with its top honor, the Award of Overall Communications Excellence, for its popular Summer Tour Series. AAPA’s annual Communications Awards program evaluates outreach and communications projects from ports across the Western Hemisphere. Each entry is evaluated by a panel of independent communications professionals in Washington D.C. “We are so impressed by the size of the Port, the various commodities involved and the pride you all have in its operation,” commented one tour delegate. look at how the Port of Longview works on a global scale to achieve benefits here at home. Monthly topics include everything from river safety to local economic impacts. The Port of Longview claimed the top prize from among 39 other entries from ports across the nation, including the ports of New Orleans, North Carolina, Stockton and Maryland. The Port just wrapped up its 2018 Summer Tour Series which welcomed more than 200 guests. Plan on joining us next year and see your award-winning Port up close and personal! Social Media: The Port maintains official pages on “This award is a testament to our talented staff,” said Port Commission President Jeff Wilson. “I am very proud of their professionalism, creativity and commitment to our community, as are my fellow commissioners.” The American Association of Port Authorities is the unified voice of the seaport industry in the Americas, representing more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. TOP 5 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TOOLS Port Talk: The Port’s monthly newsletter takes an in–depth Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Follow and like us to view unique, as-it-happens content that you won’t find anywhere else. Advertising: The Port regularly advertises in local publications, like The Daily News and the Columbia River Reader. Utilizing both digital and print media help extend our reach to as many people as possible. COMMUNITY OUTREACH RECAP The Port of Longview’s recent community outreach efforts have been enormously successful and we have our enthusiastic community to thank for it! Special Events + Presentations: The Port enjoys engaging with our community and has made presentations at nearly 20 different organizations this year, including the local Lion’s Club, Kelso High School and the Maritime Fire and Safety Association. Whether it was joining a bus tour of the Port, exploring the historic hallways of the Long-Bell Lumber Company’s “White House” or walking past our 64’ educational display at this summer’s Cowlitz County Fair, thousands of people in our area have come to understand the value the Port brings to their families and the community at large. Website: Financial reports, press releases, commission documents and more can be found on our website: We are always seeking opportunities to teach the community about the Port. If your company, organization or class is interested in learning more, arrangements can be made by emailing your request to, or by calling (360) 703-0231. DID YOU KNOW... • • …visitors from 78 different countries visited the Port’s website this year? That’s roughly 40% of all 195 countries in the world! …the Port has its own YouTube channel? View dynamic drone videos of the Port’s facility and cargo operations, as well as our promotional video, from the comfort of your home! The Port’s exhibit at the Cowlitz County Fair turned a lot of heads. COMMISSIONERS COMMISSION MEETINGS Jeff Wilson / District 1 Doug Averett / District 2 Bob Bagaason / District 3 Regular meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am and are open to the public. Meeting times are subject to change. For more information, visit CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Norm Krehbiel PORTOFLONGVIEW.COM 18_08 Hosted annually since 2014, the Summer Tour Series welcomed hundreds of people to the Port docks for a fun and educational “Port 101” experience. Each tour began with a classroom-style presentation, followed by a question and answer session and a guided bus tour of the entire Port facility. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PORT Is there information you would like to see in Port Talk, or do you have questions related to a story that was featured? Please email, or call 360.425.3305 T. 360-425-3305 F. 360-425-8650 10 PORT WAY LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON 98632

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