Vision, Mission and Goals


The Great Lakes Small Harbors Coalition’s vision is of:

1) An annual dedicated appropriation that maintains Great Lakes harbor navigation channels and infrastructure requirements; and 2) Ongoing recognition and support for harbors that will maximize their economic benefit, enhance quality of life and protect public safety.

Mission Statement

The Great Lakes Small Harbors Coalition represents the shared needs and interests of Great Lakes communities with commercial and small harbors.


  1. Change the present inadequate funding process of “earmarks” to an equitable, sustainable, needs-based budget process.
  2. Maintain boater access and safety through adequate dredging of authorized channels and maintenance of public navigation infrastructure.
  3. Promote economic growth and quality of life that harbors represent to their communities, state, Great Lakes region and the nation
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