April 16, 2024
The Port of San Diego welcomes Sid Voorakkara as the latest commissioner to be appointed by the San Diego Metropolis Council. On February 20, 2024, Commissioner Voorakkara was sworn in by San Diego Councilmember Kent Lee. Courtesy photograph

The Port of San Diego welcomes Sid Voorakkara as the latest commissioner to be appointed by the San Diego Metropolis Council. On Feb. 20, Commissioner Voorakkara was sworn in by San Diego Councilmember Kent Lee.

The Port is ruled by a seven-member board, of which three members are appointed by the San Diego Metropolis Council, and one every is appointed by town councils of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Seashore, and Nationwide Metropolis.

The Board of Port Commissioners is chargeable for setting the insurance policies by which the Port of San Diego conducts its day-to-day operations, below the steerage of its president and chief govt officer.

“Sid brings a deep properly of information and huge expertise to the Board of Port Commissioners. He’ll hit the bottom working and be of nice service to the folks of California and assist us ship on our promise to all San Diegans …” mentioned Chairman Frank Urtasun, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.

Commissioner Voorakkara is a senior accomplice at ArroyoWest, LLC a minority-owned small enterprise, offering communications, public affairs, and strategic planning for public, non-public, and nonprofit purchasers. Earlier in his profession, he was area director on the United Nations Basis; deputy director for exterior affairs on the California Governor’s Workplace of Enterprise and Financial Improvement below Governor Jerry Brown’s administration; and a program supervisor at The California Endowment.

Commissioner Voorakkara additionally serves as a commissioner on California’s Fee on Well being, Security, and Employees’ Compensation and is a board member at Jewish Household Service of San Diego. He additionally not too long ago chaired the San Diego Metropolis Ethics Fee and was a member of the San Diego Neighborhood School Trustees Advisory Council. He has served on quite a few neighborhood boards and associations, together with the San Diego Metropolis School Basis, Deliberate Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, the San Diego LGBTQ Middle, the San Diego Museum of Us, and Enterprise for Good.

The Port of San Diego manages San Diego Bay and 34 miles of its waterfront for the folks of California. The Port was established in 1962 below the Port Act and is charged with implementing the Public Belief Doctrine.

Self-funded, the Port contributes billions yearly to San Diego’s financial system, benefiting the neighborhood, native companies, and staff. Companies on the Port present 1000’s of good-paying jobs, supporting people and households all through the area, and thousands and thousands of individuals take pleasure in a exceptional lifestyle supplied by San Diego Bay and its waterfront communities.