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Community Involvement

The Port of San Diego is a national leader in community engagement, public participation and open government. We are committed to embodying the values of integrity, inclusiveness and transparency.

Port staff at San Diego Pride Parade holding a Port Pride banner.

Committed to our Neighbors

As trusted ambassadors, we ensure communication and collaboration with our community members to continually improve the quality of life and business across our dynamic waterfront. Each year, hundreds of opportunities are offered for the public to get involved in shaping the future of the Port.

Some components of our public engagement program include:

We welcome the public to learn about our operations, get involved and participate in our sponsored events. Join our mailing list here to stay informed and be sure to follow us on our industry-leading social media accounts; Facebook, Twitter/X, LinkedIn, and Instagram!

Photo of graduates and Port staff on a boat on San Diego Bay for the graduation of the first cohort of the Port of San Diego's first cohort of the Portside Community Academy in December 2023. The backdrop is blue sky and blue water.

Portside Community Academy

Are you curious about the cutting-edge developments happening at the Port of San Diego? Join us for an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of clean air and electrification projects shaping the future of the Port and lessening industrial impacts on our portside communities.

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Maritime Industrial Impact Fund

The Maritime Industrial Impact Fund, or MIIF, supports numerous efforts in communities adjacent to the Port’s maritime industry and terminals, such as a free electric community shuttle, youth programs, bicycle infrastructure, air quality improvements, noise reduction efforts, and more.

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Image of gardens at Monarch School in Barrio Logan.
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