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The Port of Newport is located on the central Oregon coast in the City of Newport, Lincoln County seat and major business/economic hub of the area, and encompasses approximately 59 square miles and has an estimated population of 10,800 persons. Port boundaries reach north to Otter Rock, east up to six miles inland, south to Seal Rock, and west to the Pacific Ocean. Commercial and sport fishing, fish processing, shipping, tourism, recreation, and lumber and wood processing are the area’s major industries.

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Sound recordings of the most recent Port Commission Meetings may be found online at, provided as a courtesy from KYTE radio.

Community representative - NIT Users Committee

The Port is currently accepting letters of interest from the public to serve on an International Terminal Adhoc Users Committee. The Commission will be making appointments to the committee including a member of the public at their meeting on March 28th. If you are a resident of Newport and interested in serving on the committee, please send a letter or email to Karen Hewitt, Administrative Assistant, by Friday, March 24th.‚ÄĚ


The Port of Newport, an exciting, diverse organization located on Yaquina Bay, is seeking a qualified and motivated professional to serve as Director of Operations. The Director of Operations is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of Port facilities and resources. These responsibilities include training and development of staff, implementation of procurements/contracts, project management and preventative maintenance. The position is a key member of the executive team and assists the General Manager and Board of Commissioners in carrying out the long term goals of the Port. The purpose of a Port District is for economic development - to promote industry, tourism, and job creation.


  • Integrity: Earns and maintains trust, honest, truthful, fair and builds good will.
  • Good People Skills: Personality, strong verbal and written communication, ability to listen.
  • Leadership. Provides overall directional vision to staff, ensures staff are competent through training and coach, gives staff opportunity to do their job well, motivates staff, empathy.
  • Public Works Experience. Bid development and execution, maintenance scheduling and tracking, permitting and public contracting.
  • Basic Management. Budgeting, tracking, reporting, human resource management.

Desirable attributes include prior knowledge of marine/port infrastructure, Oregon state statutes, capability of networking in the community, expertise in computer/communication software/tools, public grants, and working with public boards.


Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of Director of Operations.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess five years of broad and extensive experience in responsible project and general management including three years of supervisory experience and a bachelor‚Äôs degree in engineering, construction and/or maintenance management or related field.


Interested applicants are asked to send letters of interest, resume, three professional references that demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas listed above. The Administrative Assistant should receive materials no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 3, 2017. Email responses with .pdf attachments are preferred.  No telephone inquiries, please. A Prospectus with additional information can be found here.

  • Karen Hewitt, Port of Newport
  • RE:  Director of Operations Position
  • 600 S.E. Bay Blvd., Newport, OR  97365

RV Park Reservations

Reservations may be made for the 2017 calendar year through 12/31/17.

New Rates, Fees and Charges 2016-2017

The Port Commission adopted Resolution 2016-02 Setting Rates, Fees and Charges at the Regular Meeting on April 26, 2106.  You may view the Resolution here.

PLEASE SEE RATES for our rate schedule effective January 1, 2017.


The Port Commission adopted Resolution 2015-04 Adopting a Public Records Policy. PLEASE SEE 2015-04 Public Records Policy.pdf for policy information.

You can download a request form here: Public Records Request Form.pdf


The Port Commission adopted Resolution 2015-12 Adopting a Special Use Permit Policy. You can download an application for a Special Use Permit here: Special Use Permit Application.pdf


The Port Commission adopted Resolution No. 2016-09 Adopting a Safety & Health Policy. You can view/download the policy and current programs here: Safety and Health Policy & Programs Binder Distribution 2016.10.26


The Port Commission adopted the Facilities Maintenance & Operations Plan at their Regular Meeting on November 15, 2016. You can view/download the FMOP here: Facilities Maintenance & Operations Plan 2016

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