Matagorda County Navigation District No. 1 is a Special District formed in 1940 and authorized by the Texas State Legislature to promote commercial and recreational fishing, maintain a navigable waterway and to protect the coastal environment. When MCND#1 was initially organized, our stated mission was to provide a safe harbor for the boats that use the boat channel that was dug by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers across Matagorda Bay, from the Intracoastal Canal to Palacios. That mission remains a vital part of our purpose today.

Mission Statement

Matagorda County Navigation District #1 seeks to serve MCND#1 Customers and Taxpayers by optimizing the use of MCND#1 properties, for both commercial and recreational purposes, maintaining MCND#1 properties in a safe and cost-effective manner and stimulating economic development through the District’s partnerships with public and private entities.

Vision Statement

Matagorda County Navigation District #1 seeks to expand and diversify the District’s commercial, industrial and recreational interests while supporting and enhancing the existing MCND#1 customer base, with the goal of improving the resilience of the District and the community.

Adopted August 17, 2017

The Board of Commissioners of MCND#1 is an elected body which establishes the policies for the administration, operation, maintenance and development of Port property. The Port Director implements the policies approved by our commissioners and establishes the procedures by which these policies are to be achieved. The Port Director is the on-site manager responsible for administration and management of all Port assets and personnel. The Port Director’s support team includes administrative, accounting, and maintenance personnel. Administrative offices are located at 1602 Main Street in Palacios, Texas.

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MCND #1 Boundaries

Port Commission

  • Jimmy E. Neeley, Chairman
  • Donny L. Tran, Vice Chairman
  • Greg T. Seaman, Secretary
  • David C. Aparicio, Commissioner
  • Victor L. Eggemeyer, Commissioner
  • Victor Martinez Jr., Port Director