Port of Oakland to launch “Meet the Port” initiative Dec. 15

Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 16, 2015

Port of Oakland to launch “Meet the Port” initiative Dec. 15

New outreach programs announced at Port community breakfast

Oakland, CA – November 16, 2015: The Port of Oakland has launched a new outreach program called, “Meet the Port” to provide the public with greater access to the Port, share information, and receive feedback from the community. The Port announced a new toll-free telephone hotline, Web site live chat, and office hours in East and West Oakland during a community breakfast last weekend. The programs will go live Dec. 15.

“We are excited to make the Port even more accessible and responsive to the local communities that we serve,” said Port of Oakland Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe. “The Port of Oakland is always looking for ways to enhance communications, improve transparency, and strengthen relationships within our community.”

Beginning Dec. 15, the Port will have a toll-free telephone hotline: 1-844-OAKPORT (1-844-625-7678). The hotline will be answered by a Port employee Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hotline can be used by the public for Port-related questions. The Port will have a live chat feature on its Web site: www.portofoakland.com available Monday through Friday.

The Port of Oakland will also hold office hours beginning Dec. 15 in East and West Oakland. The West Oakland office will be located at the West Oakland Jobs Resource Center, 1801 Adeline St. Office hours will be held during the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The East Oakland office will be located at Cypress Mandela Training Center, 977 66th Ave. Office hours will be held during the second Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drops-ins will be welcome.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.

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Robert Bernardo,
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401

Marilyn Sandifur,
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193

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