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Your Port. Your Community.

Building Social Equity.

The Port is deeply rooted in the fabric of Northern California. We touch almost every Bay Area resident through our airport and seaport activities, prime real estate development opportunities and the hundreds of businesses supporting that robust commerce. Powering economic vitality for diverse stakeholders is our chief objective. In addition, we are stewards, on behalf of the State of California, for nearly 20 miles of Oakland waterfront property along the San Francisco Bay and iconic Lake Merritt.

As the major economic engine for the region, our actions have enormous impacts on our community. How can we realize our goals of sustainable economic growth and real opportunity for everyone? To address the challenges of sustainability and social equity, we created the Division of Social Responsibility (SRD) to be the bridge connecting Port productivity and economic success to quality of life issues for all local residents.

We need to hear your voice. The Port holds dozens of outreach meetings to the public throughout the year. It is our opportunity to report back to you on ongoing projects, and hear your feedback. To extend and deepen that conversation, we created a new program called “Meet the Port.”  You can call us on our toll-free hotline, chat live with us online from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or visit us during monthly office hours at the West Oakland Jobs Center on the 3rd Tuesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and at the Cypress Mandela Training Center monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We look forward to hearing from you so that we can better serve you.

We are your port. Your community is our community.


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COMMUNITY RELATIONS
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PORT IN THE COMMUNITY eNEWS
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ECONOMIC IMPACT
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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
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Thumbnail of Jack London Square adds block parties to summer line-up
Jack London Square adds block parties to summer line-up
June 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 22, 2017: The Port of Oakland has added block parties, a waterfront community event, to its calendar of more than 55 free public events at Jack... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland employee groups’ scholarship donations reach $1.2 million
June 19th, 2017
Oakland, Calif.– June 19, 2017: Two Port of Oakland employee scholarship organizations gave out a total of nearly $50,000 this year to 28 students preparing for college or vocational training.... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Moody’s upgrades Port of Oakland bond ratings
Moody’s upgrades Port of Oakland bond ratings
June 14th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 14, 2017: Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Port of Oakland bond ratings and assigned ratings on an upcoming series of refunding revenue bonds.  The upgrades, announced... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland welcomes 20 summer interns
June 12th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 12, 2017: The Port of Oakland today marked the beginning of summer internship season with the arrival of 20 college students. The Port’s paid internships give... READ MORE