Community Relations

Community Relations

Community Engagement

The Port of Oakland, through the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and waterfront properties, generates 98,345 local jobs. As the second largest job generator in Oakland and the fifth largest job generator in the region, the Port remains a critical source of economic opportunity and jobs in Northern California.

Our mission is not only to operate a thriving seaport; an airport-community connection is also a pillar of our work. Throughout the year, the Port of Oakland offers family-friendly events at Jack London Square; provides opportunities to explore the Oakland Seaport by boat on free harbor tours; hosts free field trips at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park for learning about the natural habitat and maritime activities; makes charitable contributions, sponsorships, and grants to local community-based organizations; and has speakers available to share the Port’s story for classrooms and business functions.

We listen carefully to citizen feedback and follow up on your suggestions and concerns. That’s why Port staff engages with residents and local businesses regarding Port activities and developments at neighborhood councils, civic organizations, and community festivals and fairs.

Community Investment Program

Approved by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners on July 2015, the Port of Oakland Community Investment Program seeks to add value and best serve our diverse communities within the Port’s footprint. This program provides grants to benefit the communities in the Port’s Local Impact Area (LIA) in Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville, and San Leandro, as well as communities in the Port’s Local Business Area (LBA) in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Harbor Tours

Port of Oakland is pleased to sponsor free harbor tours from May through October 2024 on a Blue & Gold boat. The tours will be held once a month, and each tour will last approximately 90 minutes.

Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations, and the economic and jobs impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because the Port’s marine terminals can be viewed from the water. The excursions are a great way to see how the Oakland Seaport works.

Boarding will take place at the Oakland Jack London Terminal (Ferry Dock) at 10 Clay St. (at the corner of Water Street) in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, USA, 94607. There are nearby parking lots (There is a fee to park.)

Contact

Laura Arreola

Community Relations Manager

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Port of Oakland Calendar

Upcoming Public Meetings and Events

DateDetailsRegistration Link
Friday, May 10, 2024
6:45-8:15 PM
Port of Oakland Harbor Tour

Location: Port of Oakland @ Jack London Square Ferry Terminal
Web Link
Thursday, May 16, 2024
7:00 – 10:00 AM
Bike East Bay – Bike to Wherever Day – Energizer Station

Location: Port of Oakland @ Jack London Square Ferry Terminal
Web Link
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Starts 11:00AM
Port Sponsored Annual Health and Resource Fair Hosted by Sobrante Park Resident Action Council

Location: Brookfield Park, 9161 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603
Web Link

Date

Details

Registration Link

Friday, May 10, 2024
6:45-8:15 PM

Port of Oakland Harbor Tour

Location: Port of Oakland @ Jack London Square Ferry Terminal

Thursday, May 16, 2024
7:00 – 10:00 AM

Bike East Bay – Bike to Wherever Day – Energizer Station

Location: Port of Oakland @ Jack London Square Ferry Terminal

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Starts 11:00AM

Port Sponsored Annual Health and Resource Fair Hosted by Sobrante Park Resident Action Council

Location: Brookfield Park, 9161 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603