Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Leadership Award at San Diego

By Karen Robes Meeks

Nonprofit environmental group Ocean Connectors recently honored Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners Chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama with its Leadership Award.

Valderrama was recognized for his outstanding service and dedication to the community of National City and for his environmental stewardship of San Diego Bay.

“The Port is committed to protecting the environment, including the wildlife of San Diego Bay and the tidelands,” said Chairman Valderrama. “This award demonstrates how seriously the Port takes that responsibility and I commend the Port’s staff for their progress with supporting environmental education."

The award was presented at the organization’s 10-year anniversary event honoring its founding funders, which included the port, key supporters and nonprofit partners.