The Port of Cleveland turned to ACS to develop a three-year strategic communication and outreach plan to guide the organization through shaping its future communication.  ACS conducted a national scan of communication strategies, goals, and community outreach efforts of eight Port Authorities across the country and a full communication and media audit of the Port of Cleveland to better understand the Port’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities for more successful and strategic communication methods. This research provided a foundation for the strategic communication goals and strategies that prioritized the Port’s efforts, audiences, community outreach, and messaging, allowing the Port to effectively communicate with stakeholders and the community in an intentional and relevant way. The plan was completed in September 2013.