Garry Bonelli newest SD Port Chairman
The Port of San Diego swore in its 2019 Board of Port Commissioners Executive Officers on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 during ceremonies held at Coasterra restaurant on Harbor Island.
Garry Bonelli, who represents the City of Coronado, was sworn in as Chairman; Ann Moore, who represents the City of Chula Vista, was sworn in as Vice Chair; and Michael Zucchet, one of three City of San Diego representatives, was sworn in as Secretary.
During his inauguration speech, Chairman Bonelli stated his theme for 2019, “Renaissance on the Bay.”
“In old French, the word ‘renaissance’ means ‘rebirth.’ Nothing better describes the Port of San Diego and its waters, which churn and change ceaselessly, never quite the same from moment to moment. Each of us can look at San Diego Bay and see something different, which is as it should be,” Bonelli said.
Chairman Bonelli laid out four priorities for a new, better San Diego Bay in 2019 – clean water, the Port Master Plan Update (PMPU), the Chula Vista Bayfront project, and the Coronado Ferry Landing – and noted the progress the Port has already made. Bonelli reported that San Diego Bay is cleaner today than it has been in decades and will become cleaner still due to various Port programs and campaigns, as well as partnerships with many private organizations and public agencies.
(Adapted from Port of San Diego press release)