Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Redwood City’s Giari to Retire

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Redwood City Executive Director Michael J. Giari is expected to retire sometime in the spring, according to the port.

Giari, who plans to retire on May 1 or when a new leader is in place, has been with the Port of Redwood City since 1988. He started as manager of trade development before being promoted to executive director in 1995. Before coming to the port, Giari was an assistant manager of a major waterfront development project and as a marine transportation planner for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

"Mike has been instrumental in helping the port grow and sustain that growth," Commission Chairman Dick Dodge said. "Tonnage across the port docks has more than tripled since Mike assumed his position in 1995 and the Port has attracted new businesses that benefit Silicon Valley."

Giari also modernized port facilities and enhanced the port's waterfront recreation facilities and opportunities for the community, Dodge said.