An Authentic Working Waterfront That Invites You To Come And Play
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‚Äôs major industries.
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The Port Welcomes Commissioner Jim Burke:
Jim Burke was born in Babylon, NY and graduated from high school there in 1989. After high school he went to the University of Rhode Island to study marine biology and marine affairs, and in the summers worked as a carpenter, a fisherman, and a diver. After graduating college Jim worked as a marine biologist in Alaska, Washington, and Maine before moving to Oregon in 1994 and eventually Newport in 1996.
Jim initially worked for NOAA here, but has been employed by the Oregon Coast Aquarium since 1997 and has been a member of their senior management team since 2006. As the Director of Animal Care at the Aquarium, Jim is responsible for the veterinary care of all of the Aquarium's animals, managing a staff of 25 animal care professionals, creating and managing a large budget, animal facility design/construction, and the prioritizing of critical infrastructure repair and replacement.
Jim is a loving husband to his wife Aja, and proud father to his 12 year old daughter Una. They live in South Beach with their two dogs, Red and Tia.
Jim sits on the Oregon Coast Community College's Aquarium Science Program Advisory Board and is proud to be part of that successful program since its inception 15 years ago.
Jim holds a USCG Masters License and is a long time Scientific Diver off of our Coast. He enjoys everything the Coast and the Port has to offer including sailing, motor boating, fishing, clamming, surfing, and diving to name a few.
Jim is looking forward to helping the commission, the staff, and the community help the Port of Newport accomplish its mission - "to build and maintain waterfront facilities, and promote/support projects and programs in cooperation with other community organizations and businesses that will retain and create new jobs and increase community economic development."
PORT DOCK 5 CONCEPTUAL ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS SUMMARY REPORT. View here.
Rates, Fees and Charges 2018-2019
The Port Commission adopted Resolution 2018-07 Setting Rates, Fees and Charges at the Regular Meeting on June 26, 2018. You may view the Resolution here.
PLEASE SEE RATES for our current rate schedule.
PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
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
SPECIAL USE PERMIT POLICY
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
SAFETY & HEALTH POLICY AND PROGRAMS
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
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS PLAN (FMOP)
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
BY-LAWS FOR THE PORT OF NEWPORT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The Port Commission adopted the By-Laws for the Port of Newport Board of Commissioners on May 22, 2014. You can view/download the By-Laws here: PON Commission By-Laws
2017 PORT OF NEWPORT COMMISSION GOAL SETTING
The Port Commission adopted 2017 Commission Goals Including Mission, Vision and Organization Values on February 28, 2017. You can view/download the document here: PON Commission Goals 2017