Port of Tacoma seeks nominees for annual Summit Awards

The Port of Tacoma is seeking nominees for its annual Summit Awards, which honor Port of Tacoma customers and tenants for corporate achievement and business excellence, and will be presented at the annual breakfast in April.

Three categories of leadership are recognized:

  • Business Magnet – A Port customer or member of the supply chain (shipper, transportation or logistics service provider, developer) for business development efforts and investments that led to a recognizable increase in business volume or new business opportunities for the Port of Tacoma, and have a positive economic effect for the citizens of Pierce County;
  • Livable Community – A Port customer or tenant for a project, program or initiative that demonstrated the business community’s positive contribution to Pierce County through social responsibility. Criteria include philanthropy and charitable giving, community service and employee volunteering, community engagement and outreach, and employee development;
  • Environmental Stewardship – A Port customer or tenant for a project, program or initiative that supported Pierce County’s sustainability and honors biodiversity and the interconnected nature of industry, people, wildlife and natural systems.


In addition to recognition as a Summit Award winner at the Port of Tacoma’s annual breakfast in April, recipients receive a Summit Awards flag and plaque to mark the organization as a top performer; listing on a plaque at the Port’s administrative offices as a Summit Award winner; and inclusion in Port communications.

The Summit Awards recipients last year were MacMillan-Piper (Business Magnet), Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Environmental Stewardship), and International Labor and Warehouse Union Local 23 (Livable Community).

Self nominations are welcome and encouraged. Nomination forms and information are available online at portoftacoma.com/summits. Recipients will be chosen by a panel of community and business leaders, led by a Port commissioner. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 13. Email them to lkvidera@portoftacoma.com, fax them to (253) 593-4534, or mail them to Port of Tacoma Summit Awards, P.O. Box 1837, Tacoma, WA 98401-1837.