Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Values, Vision, Mission, Goals & Objectives

Core Values

ECONOMIC CONDUIT

We will serve as a conduit for public/private investment and ideas to improve the economic stability of the region.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Port will manage public assets in a fiscally responsive manner.

LEADERSHIP

We will be an example of strong leadership for our community.

PARTNERSHIPS

We will build and promote partnerships for the economic benefit of our communities.

PORT VISION STATEMENT

A vision statement is a desired future state communicated in present tense. It serves as a destination point of where the Port wants to be in five years. What does the Port look like five years from now? How is it perceived? What is it focused on?
The Port of Lewiston is a respected leader contributing to the region’s economic growth and vitality; a model of excellence for transportation, international trade, and job creation.

PORT MISSION STATEMENT

A mission statement describes an organization’s purpose and reason for existence. It shares what the Port engages in and how it carries out its work and services.
The mission of the Port of Lewiston (Idaho’s only seaport) is to develop and manage assets and services that stimulate job creation and trade while entrusted with protecting the quality of life for its citizens.

Strategic Goals & Objectives

“The strategic plan is a living document that articulates the vision of the Port commission. It serves as a tool providing guidance to Port staff and helps to inform the public about Port development activities.”- David Doeringsfeld, Port of Lewiston General Manager

FOCUS AREA: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

GOAL:

To directly or indirectly provide a diversity of short and long-term economic development opportunities that improve the quality of life for its citizens.

Objective 1: Expand Business Incubator facility by end of FY2016.

Objective 2: Expand fiber optic network within the Port District by the end of FY2016.

Objective 3: Develop a master plan for the Harry Wall North property by end of FY2014.

Objective 4: Define economic opportunities for the acquisition and development of property and facilities on an annual basis.

Objective 5: Support and participate in waterfront/harbor improvement planning efforts.

Objective 6: Meet or exceed environmental standards in development and use of property and facilities.

FOCUS AREA: INTERNATIONAL TRADE

GOAL:

To become the international trade center for the region.

Objective 1: Provide a blueprint of services for customer access to global markets by August, 2014.

Objective 2: Pursue establishing an international trade zone over the next
5 years.

Objective 3: Partner with trade organizations to promote international commerce through the Columbia-Snake River System.

FOCUS AREA: MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION

GOAL:

To create a dynamic regional transportation hub.

Objective 1: Annual container volume reaches 5,200 TEU within 3 years.

Objective 2: Allocate a minimum of $50,000 each year for marine transportation improvements.

Objective 3: Improve roads within Port property.

Objective 4: Develop a transportation plan to include regional transportation issues and Port transportation capital improvements.

FOCUS AREA: FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

GOAL:

To maximize the benefit of Port assets in a transparent and accountable manner.

Objective 1: Disseminate financial information throughout Port District on an annual basis.

Objective 2: Review employee compensation packages on an annual basis.

Objective 3: Review Port leases at least once every 3 years and adjust to reflect market conditions.

Objective 4: Through an annual review, minimize property tax revenue portion of the budget while seeking to develop Port assets.

Objective 5: Review investment structure and strategies of capital reserves on an annual basis.

Objective 6: Create a 5-year Repair & Maintenance Capital Facilities
Improvement Plan (where value exceeds $50k)

FOCUS AREA: ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

GOAL:

To build an organizational culture that respects and supports its employees and enhances its role in the community.

Objective 1: Allocate funds for professional development and training on an annual basis.

Objective 2: Review staffing needs and responsibilities on an annual basis.

Objective 3: Develop a Marketing Plan to generate revenues, promote diversity of cargoes, publicity of programs, increase awareness of activities
and educate citizens on the Port’s role in economic development.

Objective 4: Complete a comprehensive review and update of the web site on an annual basis.

Objective 5: Host an inter-governmental forum on an annual basis.

Future Planning:

After the adoption and initial implementation of this strategic plan, the Port will assess needs for the completion of future planning documents to include:

**Marketing/Public Relations & Education Plan
**Capital investment Plan
**Transportation Plan