The San Mateo County Harbor District will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2012 to consider appointment of a commissioner to fill the current vacancy on the Board of Harbor Commissioners.
The appointment will be for the remainder of Commissioner Sally Campbell’s term ending December 31, 2012.
, 68, died last week at Seton Coastside Medical Center from cardiac arrest while undergoing physical therapy for knee surgery. Campbell had served on the San Mateo County Harbor Commission since her election in 1992
Qualified persons must be residents of and qualified electors within the District.
“We’re looking for someone who has some kind of background and experience with harbors and is familiar with the Harbor District and its two harbors,” said Peter Grenell, Harbor District general manager.
The person should be a “quick starter,” he said, “someone who can come in and won’t need months, beyond the expected learning curving, to figure out what they are making decisions about.”
The candidate should also understand the issues “underlying the fiscal responsibilities of the harbor” and “the importance of enlarging and diversifying our revenue base without raising the rates on berths and other services we provide,” said Grenell.
“We are a service agency dealing with the public all the time so a familiarity with providing public services and identifying other sources of income so that we can maintain the facilities and improve the harbor and provide more and better services are the major drivers here with filling this vacancy,” he said.
Interested qualified persons may submit a letter of interest and resume addressed to the Board of Harbor Commissioners, either by mail or in person, to the San Mateo County Harbor District, 400 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 300, South San Francisco, CA 94080: Attention Debbie Nixon, Deputy Secretary to the Board. There is no application form.
Deadline for receipt of letters of interest and resume is Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Following review of candidates’ submittals, each candidate will be required to appear before the Commission for an interview at a special meeting of the Commission on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 9 a.m. at the District Administration Office, 400 Oyster Point Blvd., #300, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
California Harbors and Navigation Code Section 6054.3 provides the Board with the authority to appoint a Commissioner if the Board acts within 30 days of the vacancy.
After completing interviews of all interested qualified persons, the Commission will take action either at the special meeting on April 26, 2012 or at its regular Commission meeting on May 2, 2012 in order to comply with the time frame required by California Harbor and Navigation Code Section 6054.3.
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