It is the commission's responsibility to guide the port in accordance with the provision of the Texas State Constitution. Efforts are directed toward encouraging industrial expansion, attracting new cargo, building and maintaining public terminals, setting operational policy and cooperating with the Federal Government as local sponsor in maintaining and further improving vital navigation channels.


The seven-member Board of Commissioners representing South Texas' multi-faceted business community. Three commissioners are appointed by the Corpus Christi City Council, the governing body of the City of Corpus Christi, three commissioners are appointed by the Commissioners Court of Nueces County and one commissioner appointed by the Commissioners Court of San Patricio County.

Creation & Authority

 In 1922 by Sec. 62.021 et seq as authorized by Article XVI, Sec. 59 of the Texas Constitution and amended by H.B. No. 1301 of the 63rd Regular Session.


Second Tuesday of every month, at 9:00 a.m. in the Port's office, 222 Power St. Corpus Christi, Texas.


Three year staggered term. Two Nueces County board positions expired in December 2002 and every 3 years thereafter, one Nueces County board position expired in December, 2004 and every 3 years thereafter.