Commissioner Jim Tucker of San Mateo was elected to the Harbor Commission in November 1998, following his appointment to fill a vacancy earlier in the year.
Jim Tucker is a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1966.
Mr. Tucker is a former Juvenile Probation Officer for the City and County of San Francisco leaving the Court after twelve years of service to form his own construction company. Today he is a licensed general building contractor and engineer. He has been active in San Mateo County for more than 30 years. While serving as an elected member of the City Council of Daly City (1978-1990), he was selected to be Mayor for two terms by his colleagues.
His community activities have included serving on numerous boards and committees including the Project 90 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Foundation, San Mateo Easter Seals, Peninsula Re-Care, Stonestown YMCA, San Mateo County Criminal Justice Council, and he has been a Sponsor in Ducks Unlimited.
At San Francisco State University he attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, and then a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. Mr. Tucker and his wife Buffy have three children and seven grandchildren and have lived in San Mateo County for over 35 years.
was elected Commissioner in November 1998, following his appointment to
fill a vacancy in June 1997. Mr. Padreddi was re-elected in 2000 and 2004.
Born and raised in San Mateo County, Mr. Padreddii has been Mayor, City Councilman,
and Planning Commissioner of the City of South San Francisco. He was intensively
involved in the initial development of the Oyster Point Marina/Park, now
administered for the City by the Harbor District under a Joint Powers Agreement
which Mr. Padreddii also helped to draft.
Mr. Padreddii served as co-chairman of the Joint Harbor District/South San
Francisco Water Transit Fact-Finding Panel, created to develop the
basis for establishing San Francisco Bay ferry and water taxi services at
Oyster Point Marina/Park. These services will provide a needed alternative
to increasingly difficult highway travel around and across the Bay.
Mr. Padreddii's has 32 years city and state law enforcement experience, including FBI training at the CHP Academy, and alcoholic beverage control investigator. Padreddii has also served on the South San Francisco School Board for nine years, including two as Chairman, and also served on the San Mateo County Fair Board.
Commissioner Robert Bernardo was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor
Commission in November 2010.
Currently, Bernardo is a manager at the Port of Oakland, the fifth
largest seaport in the country. Prior to the Port, he worked as an
investigator at the San Francisco Office of the District Attorney and
previously, he worked in the crime prevention unit of the San Francisco
Police Department. Bernardo has served on both the South San Francisco
Planning Commission and Personnel Board.
He has lived in San Mateo County for over 35 years, and his community
work spans decades. Bernardo is an active member of the Sierra Club,
South San Francisco Friends of the Library, Filipino-American Coalition,
and Henrik Ibsen Lodge (Sons of Norway). He has also served on the
board of two Bay Area chambers of commerce, The San Mateo County Water
Transit Advocates and other non-profit organizations. In 2006, the
Business Times named Bernardo a "Top 40 Business Leader Under Forty,"
and he was also named Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride
Bernardo speaks Tagalog and French. He volunteers at his local
synagogue, and he enjoys traveling. Bernardo obtained his Bachelor of
Arts Degree in English at the University of California, Davis in 1991.
Pietro Parravano, Secretary, Past President
Pietro Parravano is the past President of the San Mateo County Harbor District. He is the President of the Institute for Fisheries Resources. Since Mr. Parravano's tenure with the Pew National Ocean Commission, he has been active in promoting its recommendations of reforming ocean policy. He is a member of the California Sea Grant Advisory Board. He is co-chair of the Roots of Change Council. The Roots of Change is a collaborative of diverse leaders and institutions unified in common pursuit of achieving a sustainable food system in California by 2030. He is a founding member of the San Mateo County Food System Alliance. This alliance is comprised of 25 individuals committed to creating a sustainable food system in San Mateo County. In 2005, he initiated the process to form a national organization of commercial fishermen. Now the group is established with a national membership.
He has received numerous awards from all levels of government and community organizations for his advocacy of sustainable fishing. He received his master’s degree in biology from Eastern Michigan University. After completing graduate school, he taught science and mathematics at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley.
He resides in Half Moon Bay with his wife Joan. She is a nursing supervisor and emergency room nurse at Seton Coastside Hospital in Moss Beach.
Sabrina Brennan, Commissioner
2012— Commissioner Sabrina Brennan was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Commissioners. Receiving the highest number of votes (120,656) from a pool of six candidates.
2010—Founded the Coastside Bicycle Coalition, a community group focused on reducing auto travel and improving bicycle and pedestrian safety on the San Mateo County coast.
2009—Completed a term on the Midcoast Community Council, an elected advisory council to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
1998—Founded Digital Fusion Media (DFM), a small company that specializes in architectural signage, event graphics, and museum exhibition graphics. DFM partners with Oracle Team USA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, de Young Museum, Gensler Architecture, and the America’s Cup, among others.
Please contact Sabrina and share your ideas, suggestions, questions, or concerns about the Harbor District.