Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The Ventura Port District is committed to providing a safe harbor that is an inviting inclusive seaside destination and gateway to the Channel Islands National Park, with exceptional facilities for fishers, boaters, residents, and visitors.

Guiding Principles  
1Maintain a safe, navigable, and resilient harbor.
2Advance the harbor's vibrant, working waterfront in support of commercial and recreational fishing and boating.
3Grow financial sustainability through a reliable, recurring revenue stream supplemented with grants and public-private partnership investment while maintaining responsible budgeting practices.
4Establish and implement harbor-wide environmental sustainability policies and practices through collaboration with our business partners.
5Build respectful, productive relationships with employees, tenants, residents, visitors, stakeholders, public officials, and elected representatives while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
6Provide exceptional public service and organizational transparency.
7Provide high-quality Harbor and coastal visitor-serving amenities, services, facilities and infrastructure.
8Support the Channel Islands National Park in its efforts to provide a first-class visitor center, educational resources, and ferry boat services to the islands.