After 30 years, Port of Edmonds unveils new branding

Port of Edmonds Deputy Director Brandon Baker poses with the newly
unveiled logo on a port vehicle. (Photo courtesy Port of Edmonds)

The Port of Edmonds has a new look — in more ways than one.

The port has unveiled a new logo and a new website — and said in a news release that the new look is just one of many recent changes for the Port of Edmonds.

In 2023, Angela Harris took over as port executive director, and Janelle Cass and Selena Killin filled commission vacancies. More recently, the port administration office relocated to a newly constructed building at 471 Admiral Way. In addition, major infrastructure projects have become a huge focus for the port. Much of Harris’ work since her arrival has been on permitting, designing and funding a project that seeks to repair the marina’s deteriorating seawall and improve the public enjoyment of the waterfront boardwalk, the port said.

“It’s been over 30 years since the Port has updated its look,” Harris said. “While we knew the time was right for a change, we wanted to be very thoughtful about our approach.”

Evolution of the Port logo, 1971-2024.

The Port worked with People People, a Seattle design firm, to gather opinions from various port businesses, visitors and tenants, as well as port staff and commissioners. The feedback was incorporated into the new look.

 “We love how the new logo turned out,” Harris said. “We think it reflects the charm of Edmonds, pays homage to the past and provides an updated look for the future.”

A new website launching in May “will be a major upgrade,” Harris said. “The site will feature a portal where marina and commercial tenants can handle all of their rental business online. Information on port projects, events and the commission will be easily accessible to everyone, and visitors will find sample itineraries to make the most of their time in Edmonds.”

The port will feature its new look at the ribbon-cutting celebration for the new port administration and maintenance building, scheduled for Friday, April 26.

“Port Commissioners and staff are excited to provide our community with a new brand that exemplifies our identity,” said Commission President Jay Grant. “We will continue to offer a vision and commitment emphasizing accessibility, environmental stewardship and economic viability. The port remains steadfast to our community’s waterfront through enhancing experiences for residents and visitors alike.

“It’s been 75 years since the first port commissioners convened in 1949,” Grant added. “We honor the past as we look forward to new horizons.”

  1. “Worked with the People” ?
    How about a boat ramp for the “people”? Edmonds owns the most public waterfront but is the only city with this resource on Puget Sound, that does not have a boat ramp.
    A reasonably priced option for people with small boats to enter Puget Sound.
    Golden Gardens North Seattle charges $12 W/Parking
    Mukilteo $10 – $15 (peak) W/Parking
    Edmonds charges $45 with parking for their Tax payer funded Boat lift. At a considerable cost of millions
    What is the tax payer cost, to the cities annual budget for staffing & maintenance of the lift?
    So we could save tax money for city and provide freedom for local boaters with a ramp. We have been known in this region, to be the highest per capita boat owners. We need to accommodate our heritage. There will be some sacrifice.. Every other City with the resource option has stepped up to it. We handled the Puget Sounder train without the fear, of environmental concern”, of what would happen, when Edmonds finally allowed a stop on the RR tracks for commuters.

  2. Matthew, the history of a public boat ramp or not for Edmonds is pretty interesting. When the Marina was built (yes I was a teenager and watched it first being built) a lot of the sales pitch for finally doing it was that we would have a public boat launch (assumed to be free like Mukilteo and Ballard at that time). In the end we got similar to what we have now, only less expensive but about the same pricee really if you factor inflation into the equation. I heard a rumor, but can’t verify it, that at one time the Port wanted to get rid of the paid public launch facility altogether as it is a money loser and labor and high equipment cost intensive but the federal charter says they must maintain some sort of public small boat access. It will never be cheap or even close.

  3. I’d like to see the Port step up and take the lead on the Marsh purchase and restoration…since the City is already broke. Seems like a natural fit with the Port’s taxpayer funded mission.

  4. The taxpayers who live within the Port District do pay some taxes toward the Port but it is mostly self funded and would never be able to come up with the money to purchase Unocal property from the state, especially if Unocal comes with the pollution problem that has not been fully addressed; which it will. The state wants big bucks to buy at least five more boats for the ferry system that is broke and broken. As you can read elsewhere in today’s MEN fares only pay about 50% ferry operating costs. Without big time state and fed. funding to save salmon and Orcas; day lighting Deer Creek is a big time pipe dream. Maybe feasible if state gave us the land and made big oil clean it up but that is not likely. The ferry system is what is heavily taxpayer subsidized. Should cost at least $150 per car to cross. Socialism anyone?

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