Mission & Goals

The Port of Kennewick’s mission is to provide and support sound economic growth opportunities, which foster new business, industry and jobs, improve infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for the Port district citizens. To carry out that mission the Port may:

  • Acquire, sell, lease, and develop real estate.
  • Provide multi-modal transportation infrastructures such as roads, rail, airport, and navigation improvements.
  • Foster the development of tourism and public recreational facilities.
  • Partner with other private and public interests to enhance economic development potential as deemed appropriate by Port Commissioners.
Port Offices

350 Clover Island Drive, Suite 200
Kennewick, WA 99336

Phone: 509-586-1186
Fax: 509-582-PORT (7678)

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Excluding holidays)
Closed Noon – 1 p.m.

State of the Port

2022 Video
2021 Video
2020 Video

Progress Edition (Tri-City Herald)

Honors & Awards

Washington Public Ports Association’s Creative Partnership Award – 2023

The award recognizes the partnership between the Port, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Benton County and City of Kennewick to restore and revitalize Clover Island.

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors’ HUB Build Northwest Award for Excellence in Construction – 2021

For the Vista Field Redevelopment Project.

Governor’s Heritage Award – 2018

For the Port’s significant contributions to Washington state’s creative and cultural vitality.

Governor’s Smart Communities Smart Partnerships Award – 2018

The Port and City of Kennewick were awarded for collaborating to create and adopt the Vista Field Redevelopment Master Plan.

Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year Award – 2018

For efforts to celebrate the significant contributions of the Latino community to the fabric of the Tri-Cities and to share the history and culture of underrepresented peoples through quality public art.

Washington Public Ports Association’s Creative Partnerships Award – 2018

For efforts to engage with City of Kennewick, Benton County, Hanford Area Economic Investment Funds Committee, and Columbia Basin College in redeveloping Columbia Drive in east Kennewick.

Governor’s Smart Communities Smart Partnerships Award – 2017

The Port, City of Kennewick, Benton County, and Columbia Basin College were collectively honored for their efforts to revitalize Columbia Drive by constructing the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village.

Washington Public Ports Association Community Outreach Award – 2015

Honored with this first-ever award for extensive work to engage and involve the community in planning for redevelopment of the former Vista Field airport.

Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association Concrete Community Award – 2011

In honor of the Clover Island Lighthouse.

Building Industry Association of Washington Community Improvement Project of the Year – 2010

Port of Kennewick Clover Island Lighthouse

City of Kennewick/Kennewick Arts Commission Visual Arts Award – 2010

For the Clover Island Public Art Project.

Governor’s Award for Workforce and Economic Development Best Practices – 2009

For the Spaulding Business Park development.

Governor’s Smart Communities Award – 2009

For the Port’s involvement in the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancement Council.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington Top Construction Project of the Year – 2008

The Port of Kennewick’s Clover Island Marina renovation project was honored in the heavy/industrial category.

City of Kennewick and the Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership Downtown Revitalization Award – 2007

For the Port’s redevelopment work as a catalyst in the renewal of Kennewick’s waterfront.

Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau Tourism Champions of the Year – 2006

Recognized as part of the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancement Council.