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San Mateo County Harbor District
Board of Harbor Commissioners

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Sabrina Brennan
Sabrina Brennan,
President
Tom Mattusch
Tom Mattusch
Vice President
Nicole David
Nicole David
Secretary
Robert Bernardo
Robert Bernardo,
Commissioner
Pietro Parravano
Pietro Parravano,
Past President
Commissioner
 
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Commissioner Assignments run from July 1 - June 30,
and are assigned by vote of Commissioners.

Board of Harbor Commissioners Terms of Office
Elected by voters of San Mateo County for four year terms. Following shows when each commissioner's term ends.
    Brennan, Parravano - 2016
Election procedures and Candidate Guide information can be found by clicking on this link.



Sabrina Brennan, President
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.


Tom Mattusch, Vice President

Nicole David, Secretary
Commissioner Nicole David was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor Commission in November 2014.

David grew up in Germany and graduated with a Master's Degree in Marine Biology from the University of Berlin. Since 1998, she has worked for the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), a non-profit scientific organization that studies water quality issues. Her background in marine and freshwater ecology with a focus on coastal waters and threatened ecosystems has allowed her to contribute to and lead SFEI watershed projects. Her research is directed toward studying contamination in storm-water runoff in agricultural and urban areas. David has also served on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, including one year as president.

As an avid open water swimmer, she cares passionately about the marine environment and the community she lives in. Her compassion and enthusiasm to support the community is reflected in her work for Swim Across America, a non-profit organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research through swimming-related events.

Contact information for Nicole David:

Robert Bernardo, Commissioner
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 Parade.

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.

Contact information for Robert Bernardo:

Pietro Parravano, Past President, Commissioner
Currently serves as the President of the Institute for Fisheries Resources. As a member of the Pew National Ocean Commission, he co-authored a report to Congress on recommendations for a national ocean policy and sustainable fisheries. He remains active in promoting these recommendations for sustainable fisheries and advocating for a national ocean policy as a member of the Joint Oceans Commission Initiative. He is a founding member of the San Mateo County Food System Alliance. This alliance is comprised of 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.

Contact information for Pietro Parravano:



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