Mission & Core Values

Port Mission Statement
The Port of Bellingham’s mission is to fulfill the essential transportation and economic development needs of the region while providing leadership in maintaining greater Whatcom County’s overall economic vitality through the development of comprehensive facilities, programs, and services.

In so doing, the port pledges to work cooperatively with other entities, within the framework of community standards, and to be a responsible trustee of our publicly owned assets.

Port Core Values
The Port of Bellingham works to be a valuable public organization with a reputation for delivering on its commitments, working in an open, decisive atmosphere, taking pride in its work, and communicating its contributions to the community.

The Port of Bellingham places a premium on providing superior customer service and being responsive to changing market conditions with its business activities.

The Port of Bellingham demonstrates statesmanship and leadership in difficult public policy issues. Public involvement is highly regarded, and the port incorporates varied views while making difficult decisions in a complex environment.

The Port of Bellingham strives for a diversified, professional workforce. Emphasis is placed on developing the full potential of all employees.

The Port of Bellingham employs its expertise and leadership ability in state and federal port industry activities and issues.

The Port of Bellingham pledges to work cooperatively with other entities, within the framework of community standards, and to be a responsible trustee of our publicly owned assets.