Port of Oakland Commissioner honored for service to City

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 16, 2016): Port of Oakland Commissioner Cestra “Ces” Butner has been honored with the Oakland Legacy Award. Commissioner Butner was one of four civic leaders to receive the annual award at a reception here last night.  More than 1,000 people witnessed the award presentation.

The Legacy Awards are presented by Oakland’s Jobs and Housing Coalition.  They recognize business and community representatives who stimulate economic growth and housing development.

“It’s gratifying to be honored when I think about the great number of people who devote themselves to Oakland’s future,” said Commissioner Butner.  “And it’s my privilege to serve a city that has given so much to me.

Commissioner Butner is First Vice President and former President of the Board of Port Commissioners in Oakland.  The Board governs the Port and sets Port policy.

The Commissioner is the former owner and CEO of Oakland-based Horizon Beverage Company.  He’s the former Board Chair of the East Bay YMCA and Oakland Chamber of Commerce.

Other Oakland Legacy Award recipients included Fred Blackwell of the San Francisco Foundation and Marianne and Ronald Dreisbach of Dreisbach Enterprises.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Robert Bernardo

Communications Manager

Port of Oakland

Tel. 510-627-1401


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