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Port of South Whidbey Awards $29,750 in Grants to promote
Tourism and Economic Development on South Whidbey Island

At the March 12, 2019 Regular Meeting, the Port District of South Whidbey Island Board of Commissioners awarded a total of $29,750 in grant awards in support of local economic development in general, and promotion of tourism within the Port District in particular, under two general categories:

Expenses for economic development via improvement of local business and tourism; typically for expenses related to drawing business and visitors to South Whidbey by means of off-island advertising, brochures and other related promotions; and,
Capital funding for economic development, specifically funds for capital projects which foster economic and tourism development for South Whidbey.

This year’s grant recipients and award amounts are:

  • Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce                          $5,000
  • Island Shakespeare Festival                                                    $5,000
  • NABC/Whidbey Island Vintners & Distillers                        $3,750
  • Organic Farm School                                                                $3,000
  • South Whidbey Assembly of God/Celebrate America       $2,000
  • South Whidbey Commons                                                      $4,000
  • Whidbey Island Arts Council                                                  $3,000
  • Whidbey Island Fair                                                                 $4,000

The Port would like to thank our constituents for the tremendous amount of support we receive from our community’s organizations, businesses, and individuals, which help achieve the Port’s mission to enhance the economic well-being of the community.

The Port of South Whidbey
Transitioning to MRSC Rosters

Effective immediately, the Port of South Whidbey is transitioning our Small Public Works Roster and Consultant Roster to the MRSC Rosters shared online database. To continue being eligible to work on projects using a roster process, you are required to register for FREE at www.mrscrosters.org and select the Port District of South Whidbey Island in your account. If you are already a member of MRSC Rosters, simply select the Port District of South Whidbey in your account.

For registration questions, please contact MRSC Rosters at mrscrosters@mrsc.org or 206-436-3798. If you have questions about Port of South Whidbey projects, contact us directly at 360-331-5494.


What’s Happening on South Whidbey

Looking for something to do on Whidbey Island? We recommend the following:

  • Gray Whale Watching:  March and April

    Puget Sound Express (more info)
    Clipper Vacations (more info)

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