The Port of Harlingen Authority

Community Outreach

As an organization focused on helping the region thrive, The Port of Harlingen is invested in supporting local organization, programs and initiatives that improve the quality of life of our community and environment. Involvement with in the community that supports us is important through funding, outreach and education.


Globally connected, community invested


The Port of Harlingen is committed to supporting our local community programs, initiatives and activities that improve the quality of life in and around the Port.

Port Commissioners, staff members and representatives from external organizations may request sponsorship of events or programs through financial support, or in-kind services that support the Port of Harlingen’s Strategic Plan.

Our main areas of priorities for community support are:

Sponsorship Priorities

  • Maritime Commerce
  • Economic and Workforce Development
  • Environmental Awareness and Stewardship
  • Community Outreach


Visit the port

A major part of our strategic plan is educating our community about The Port of Harlingen, the port industry and its operations. As more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we are now offering tours of our Port and its facilities, and off-site presentations.

Tours: For community tours or school tours, we can accommodate no more than 20 people at once. An onsite-tour can include:

  • Powerpoint presentation about the Port
  • In-vehicle guided tour of our dock and facilities
  • Tour of our sugar mill warehouse and cotton gin
  • Groups of five individuals or less may be eligible pending approval of time facilities, and weather.

Off-Site Presentations: You can also schedule for us to come to present to your organization. This is preferred for groups larger than 20 people and includes a 20 to 30 minute power point presentation and a Q&A session.

For more information or to book a tour, contact Amy Lynch at, please include “Tour Inquiry” in the email subject line.