Port of Oakland appoints two new commissioners

Port of Oakland appoints two new commissioners

The Port of Oakland Board has appointed two new commissioners, Jahmese Myres and Stephanie Dominguez Walton.

According to the Port of Oakland, Commissioners Cestra Butner and Joan Story have finished their years of dedicated voluntary service as Port Board members, therefore the new commissioners are filling vacancies.

At its July meeting, the Oakland City Council overwhelmingly accepted the nominations of Jahmese Myres and Stephanie Dominguez Walton to the Port Board.

Commissioner Myres took office on 24 July, and Commissioner Dominguez Walton took office on 31 August.

READ: Port of Oakland names experienced employees as Acting Directors

Oakland Board of Port Commissioners President, Barbara Leslie, stated: “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Commissioners Myres and Dominguez Walton.

“We look forward to collaborating and working closely with them as they bring their unique skills and perspectives to their new roles.”

Commissioner Myres served on the City of Oakland Planning Commission from 2014 to 2020. Commissioner Dominguez Walton is the President of the Board of the Voter Protection Project, which aims to increase voting rights across the country by backing politicians that advocate for voter equality.

In August 2023, Pasha Hawaii held a christening ceremony to honour the arrival of the ‘MV Janet Marie’ at the Port of Oakland, the company’s second LNG-powered containership to call the Bay Area.

That same month, the Port of Oakland’s loaded container volume climbed to its highest level in July 2023, the highest level since October 2022.

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