Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hueneme CEO Decas General Manager of the Year

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Ventura County Special District Association has named the Oxnard Harbor District/Port of Hueneme CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas General Manager of the Year for her efforts in growing cargo and protecting the environment. Since 1974, the association has represented more than 20 independently governed special districts in Ventura County.

“I am humbled to be selected for this accolade,” Decas said. “It takes a village to realize success. I would like to thank my Port Board of Harbor Commissioners for their leadership and tireless efforts; the port’s team, our industry and community partners. Every spoke in the wheel, all these stakeholders give 100 percent to the progress of the port, which in turn has created 23.5 percent growth over the past six years.”

According to the port, Decas has also enacted several environmental initiatives, including shoreside power, public electric vehicle charging stations, a zero-waste policy, and a joint clean air plan with the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District.

“Kristin is very deserving of this recognition,” said Mary Anne Rooney, Oxnard Harbor District commissioner. “Her passion, dedication, and service to the interests of our local community and our port customers, is a true testament to her character.”