Friday, November 22, 2019

Port of Hueneme Hosts Newsom Advisor

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Hueneme recently hosted Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.

Mendonca toured the port and participated in a roundtable discussion with port stakeholders about generating more economic opportunities for the area and sharing concerns about environmental regulations being considered in Sacramento.

“One in three jobs in our state are tied to the ports and having our state’s leadership understand the positive ripple effect we have on growing the middle class is paramount to our local and state economy’s success,” stated Port Public and Government Relations Manager Cam Spencer. “Today’s visit shows our message is being heard and we have a partner in the Governor’s office.”

“The port and its customers are vital to the local, state, and national economies. Their commitment to leading this region in a path forward toward higher wage jobs and sustainable environmental practices should be replicated around our state,” Mendonca said.