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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.


COMMUNITY RELATIONS
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
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PORT IN THE COMMUNITY eNEWS
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PARKS & WATERWAYS
ECONOMIC IMPACT
ECONOMIC IMPACT
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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
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RECREATION
Laura Arreola
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Thumbnail of Port of Oakland says hundreds of new jobs are on the way
Port of Oakland says hundreds of new jobs are on the way
March 21st, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 21, 2017: Industrial development will soon create hundreds of new jobs at the Port of Oakland.  The challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill them.  That... READ MORE
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Bacon & Beer Festival meets Jack of All Trades fair at Jack London Square
March 9th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 9, 2017:  The 4th annual Bacon & Beer Festival returns to Jack London Square this Saturday along with the monthly Jack of All Trades fair. Celebrating nostalgic... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland asks middle school's help with messy problem
March 7th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 7, 2017: A dozen of this city’s female middle schoolers visit the Port of Oakland tomorrow to learn.  A month later, they’ll be back – this... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Port of Oakland signs Blue & Gold Fleet for free harbor tours
Port of Oakland signs Blue & Gold Fleet for free harbor tours
March 3rd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 3, 2017:  Free Port of Oakland harbor tours will return in May with a new vessel operator.  The Port today announced an agreement with San Francisco-based... READ MORE