We are working to achieve three important goals through:
I. CIVIC & CULTURAL COMMITMENT:
To leverage Gloucester’s educational, artistic, technological, and community resources to reinforce the strength of our rich multi-cultural populace – European, Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Asian -- through the broadest possible array of events, programs, exhibitions, and opportunities.
II. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
To increase opportunities for innovation, creativity, and employment among businesses and institutions through direct involvement in the preparation and execution of quadricentennial programs, activities, and celebrations.
To encourage greater awareness and appreciation of the area, resulting in new revenue for the City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
III. STATE, REGIONAL, & NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION:
To elevate the profile of Gloucester and underscore its historical significance to our country, our principles, and our American heritage, by telling the story of America’s Oldest Seaport through the stories of the people who built it.