Our priorities are clearly articulated in our Srategic Action Plan adopted by Port Board about a year ago.
To my way of thinking, when you have a plan and you stay true to it, everyone knows what the goals are and how to measure progress and success. By everyone, I mean my bosses (the Port Board), our employees (who I hold accountable), and most importantly the our stakeholders and public. This is the essence of accountability and transperancey.
So what are these priorities? In a nutshell they are:
Growing our maritime commerce to benefit firms in our City and region that compete globally (or aim to).
Serving more commmunities and projects with our financing tools (again it's about competitiveness and helping organizations grow).
Investing in the critical maritime infrastrucutre that underpins waterborne commerce and the development of our waterfronts (Franklin Hill, bulkheads, sediment management, sediment cleanup, and bridges/trailways that connect people with the water).
Managing the Port for financial sustaninability and communicating for transparancy, accountability and engagement.
Lastly, incoprating the sustainable practices into all we do.
As I said, all this is clearly laid out in our plan. Check it out on www.portofcleveland.com.
Posted Oct 17, 2012