The original Chairman’s Citizen Advisory Council, which began in 2013, is being relaunched in 2020 as the Port Commission Community Advisory Council. This diverse group of 14 members, representing different communities along the Houston Ship Channel and various special interest groups, will help promote deeper engagement and understanding between local communities and Port Houston. This council will also help Port Houston provide a more open line of communication and robust dialog opportunities for our stakeholders.
Port Houston continued its popular Port University course in 2019 for small businesses with presentations from various departments about doing business with the port.
Port Houston invests in maritime education to help build and support the future workforce. More than 450 students and approximately 30 exhibitors attended the 2019 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo held at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center April 26.
More than 150 local small business representatives attended Port Houston’s Small Business Capital Improvement Projects and Subcontracting Opportunities Forum in 2019. Our small business development program was created in 2002 to provide opportunities for local small businesses to participate in contracting and procurement at the port.