Aviation Committee: The Aviation Committee provides a forum for discussing airport development and management issues as well as technical support an policy guidance on aviation-related legislative issues.
Budget Committee: The Budget Committee develops the annual budget for the Association. Membership is drawn from the Executive Committee, along with representatives from the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
Economic Development: The Economic Development Committee provides leadership on economic development issues for ports in cooperation with other economic development activities.
Environmental Committee: The Environmental Committees promote environmentally sound economic growth by providing a forum to review and evaluate port environmental concerns. The Committees support continued progress toward preserving and enhancing the natural environment while promoting public policies that balance the environmental, social and economic values of the communities that ports serve.
Executive Committee: The Executive Committee, comprised of WPPA officers, oversees the general administration and management of the Association and provides the Executive Director with guidance on day-to-day affairs as well as policy issues.
Finance and Administration Committee: The Finance and Administration Committee seeks to inform and influence continually changing state and federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures that impact port compliance.
Legal Committee: The Legal Committee reviews legal issues affecting port districts and oversees WPPA participation in cases before the Washington State Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court. The Legal Committee also provides continuing legal education credit for attorneys attending Association meetings.
Legislative Committee: The Legislative Committee directs legislative advocacy, discusses and develops issues that may become legislation, and devises strategy for legislative action.
Long-Range Planning Committee: Annually, the Long-Range Planning Committee, comprised of committee chairs and Association officers, reviews WPPA programs and activities. It provides the WPPA Board of Trustees with recommendations for change in Association policy or strategic direction.
Marina Committee: The Marina Committee provides a forum for discussing issues facing public marinas and acts as an advisory board for WPPA.
Nominating Committee: The WPPA President appoints the Nominating Committee annually. The Committee proposes the slate of candidates for consideration by the Board of Trustees at the Association’s annual meeting.
Public Relations Committee: The Public Relations Committee seeks to increase public understanding and support of public ports. The committee oversees a communications program designed to enhance WPPA legislative advocacy efforts, maintain credible and positive relationships with both media and community members, and educate port officials and the general public about crucial issues in the port community.
Trade and Transportation Committee: Formed as a result of the original Ports System Study in 1975, the Trade and Transportation Committee explores potential areas for port cooperative efforts for trade policy and transportation issues. It is also the steering committee for marine cargo forecast updates.