At the meeting on Wednesday January 18, the Board of Commissioners of the San Mateo County Harbor District voted unanimously to entrust the presidency of the organization for 2017 to Tom Mattusch. This is Tom’s second consecutive term as President and reflects the trust placed in him by his fellow Commissioners. Additionally, Virginia Chang Kiraly was re-elected to Vice President, Robert Bernardo Secretary, and new Commissioner Edmundo Larenas to Treasurer.
After the election of officers, President Tom Mattusch then appointed Commissioners Bernardo and Larenas to the Beach Replenishment Committee and Commissioners Brennan and Larenas to Finance. President Mattusch appointed himself to the Oyster Point Committee with Commissioner Chang Kiraly, and to the Strategic Planning Committee, along with Commissioner Brennan. Other committees could be formed during the course of the year, with new assignments made at the time.
About the San Mateo County Harbor District:
The San Mateo County Harbor District was first established in 1933 and now operates both Pillar Point Harbor and Oyster Point Marina and Park. Pillar Point remains a major commercial and sport fishing harbor, with 369 berths and is host to many public events throughout the year.
The District began operating Oyster Point Marina/Park in 1977. It then completed construction of docks, a new breakwater, and onshore facilities during the 1980's. Now with ferry service to other points on San Francisco Bay, Oyster Point Marina/Park provides a 455-berth marina and boat launch ramp, a fishing pier, a 33 acre park with hiking and jogging trails, picnic facilities and a 2.5 acre sandy beach.
The District is governed by a five member Board of Harbor Commissioners, who are elected County-wide for staggered four-year terms.