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Environmental Advisory Committee

The Port’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) advises the Board on programs, policies, and projects that ensure the protection and improvement of the natural resources of San Diego Bay and the surrounding tidelands. The EAC is composed of a member of the Board of Port Commissioners and representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups selected by the Board. Members include Port tenants, environmental advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, the U.S. Navy, regulatory and resource agencies, member cities, academia, local business, and labor. This diverse membership provides input from a broad and balanced cross-section of the community. EAC meetings intend to encourage input from stakeholders and interaction with Port staff and Board members.

We thank our committee members for all their hard work and dedication to the EAC.

Environmental Advisory Committee 2024 Members

  • Commissioner Frank Urtasun (Chair of Committee) 
  • Commissioner Ann Moore
  • San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (David Gibson or alternates Wayne Chiu or Jeremy Haas)
  • California State Coastal Conservancy (Sam Jenniches or alternate Megan Cooper)
  • Center for Sustainable Energy (Rebecca Baptiste or alternate)
  • Environmental Health Coalition (Kyle Heiskala or alternate)
  • Industrial Environmental Association (Jake Monger or alternate Nadine Spertus)
  • National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (Jhen Cabasal or alternate Andrea Dell'apa)
  • San Diego Air Pollution Control District (Paula Forbis or alternate)
  • San Diego Coastkeeper (Melanie Croce or alternate)
  • San Diego Port Tenants Association – NASSCO (Sara Giobbi or alternate)
  • San Diego Port Tenants Association – San Diego Bay Marinas (Philip Dias or alternate)
  • San Diego Port Tenants Association – Sportfishing Association of California (Sharon Cloward or alternate)
  • San Diego State University (Dr. John Crockett or alternate)
  • The San Diego Foundation (Christiana DeBenedict or alternate Everett Au)
  • University of California San Diego – Scripps Institute of Oceanography (Dr. Ed Parnell or alternate)
  • University of San Diego, Energy Policy Initiatives Center (Scott Anders or alternate Dr. Nilmini Silva-Send)
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Endangered Species (Sandy Vissman or alternate)
  • U.S. Navy Region Southwest (Jessica Curran or alternate)

EAC Work Plan

All EAC meetings are open to the public.
Staff Contact

Eileen Maher or Heather Carroll, 619.686.6254