Two Port of Oakland Commissioners get new 4-year terms

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2017:  Port of Oakland Commissioners Michael Colbruno and Earl Hamlin have been given new 4-year terms by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.  The Mayor re-nominated both men to the Board of Port Commissioners last week.  They were officially re-appointed by Oakland’s City Council last night.

Mr. Colbruno and Mr. Hamlin are both former Presidents of the Board.  The seven-member Board sets policy and provides management oversite at the Port.

“I am honored to be afforded the opportunity to continue the meaningful work at the Port of Oakland, including attracting new business and promoting important renewable energy projects,” said Mr. Colbruno.  “Ninety percent of everything that a consumer touches comes through a port, so this work has a major impact on everyone around us.”  Added Mr. Hamlin: “It’s an honor to continue working with Commissioners and staff who’ve contributed so much to Oakland’s resurgence.”

Mr. Colbruno is a partner in the public affairs firm the Milo Group of California.  He joined the Board of Port Commissioners in 2013.  Mr. Colbruno previously served on the city’s Planning Commission.

Mr. Hamlin is retired from investment bank Hambrecht & Quist.  He joined the Board of Port Commissioners in 2012.  Mr. Hamlin previously served on the Alameda County Planning Commission.

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