Port of Olympia Invites Community to Vote on Legacy Project


Submitted by Port of Olympia

The entire Thurston County community is invited to vote on a legacy project to celebrate the Port of Olympia’s 100th birthday. This project will memorialize the Port’s first 100 years of supporting South Puget Sound jobs and families.

The public will be able to choose between four memorials: a monument sign, a port of call bell, a clock, or commissioned artwork. Voting is happening online and will be open until September 1, 2022.

When the Port of Olympia was formed by a vote of the citizens of Thurston County in 1922, Budd Inlet had recently been dredged.

“While a lot has changed over the last 100 years, our mission hasn’t,” said Commissioner Bob Iyall. “From the commercial center at New Market Industrial Campus to the strategically located Olympia Regional Airport, from the diversified specialty Marine Terminal to the vibrant Swantown Marina and Boatworks, we work to grow jobs and support the economic success of Thurston County.”

The Port of Olympia directly supports 2,609 jobs and $132.0 million in wages and salaries through the Port’s marine terminal, airport, and other facilities. The Port also serves the community by providing public gathering and recreation spaces, commissioning art and other public amenities, and hosting events like Summer Nights at the Port.

“We are proud of the Port’s role as not only a key to economic growth in our region but also an integral part of the Thurston County community,” said Commissioner Amy Evans Harding.

Find more information about the Port’s legacy project on the Port of Olympia website. More information about the Port of Olympia and the economic benefits it provides can be found at the Port of Olympia website.

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