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The City of Grand Haven is "Coast Guard City USA"The very nature of the Coast Guard's mission creates a need for understanding between the Coast Guard and the local community. Coast Guard commands everywhere are urged to develop the kinds of relationships that enable unit commanders to sense public attitudes and interests.

In turn, many cities have made special efforts to acknowledge the professional work of the Coast Guard men and women assigned to their area. Making Coast Guard men and women and their families feel at home in their home away from home is an invaluable contribution to morale and service excellence. The Coast Guard is pleased to recognize Coast Guard Cities -- those cities that have extended so many considerations to the Coast Guard family and their dependents.

If you are interested in becoming a Coast Guard City, please click here for more information, or contact Ms. Deborah Claiborne at (202) 372-4620 or by e-mail at 

To date, sixteen cities have been designated by Congress as Coast Guard Cities:


Designation Date


Grand Haven, MI

November 13, 1998

Eureka , CA

June 3, 2000

Mobile , AL

July 4, 2002

Wilmington , NC

July 25, 2003

Newport , OR

March 28, 2005

Alameda, CA April 14, 2006
Kodiak, AK September 15, 2007 

Rockland, ME

June 16, 2008 

Portsmouth, VA November 17, 2009
Traverse City, MI April 7, 2010
Astoria, OR May 1, 2010
Sitka, AK February 14, 2011
Clearwater, FL December 23, 2011

Newburyport, MA December 23, 2011
Sturgeon Bay, WI January 23, 2014
Camden County, GA
January 23, 2014



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