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Port of San Diego Names New District Clerk

The Port of San Diego is pleased to name Donna Morales as its new District Clerk. Morales, who was sworn in as District Clerk on January 2, 2018, previously served as the Port’s Manager of Commissioner and Executive Services. In that position, she managed the staff that provides administrative support to the Board of Port Commissioners.

As District Clerk, Morales is responsible for maintaining the Port District Code and ensuring compliance with the governances of the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, the Port’s Ethics Policy and Robert’s Rules of Order. She will also manage and direct the Office of the District Clerk, which includes docket coordination for Board of Port Commissioners meetings and Board committees. Additionally, Morales will oversee Port-wide records management programs and responses to Public Records Act requests.

“Donna Morales has proven to be a true public servant during her career at the Port of San Diego,” said Randa Coniglio, the Port’s President & CEO. “I have every confidence that the strong leadership skills she has demonstrated during her 16 years here will assist the Port with its commitment to being an open and transparent government agency.”

“I am honored to be appointed to the position of District Clerk for the Port of San Diego,” said Morales. “I look forward to helping to build upon the great work the staff and our retiring District Clerk, Tim Deuel, have been doing.”

Morales began her career at the Port in 2002, starting out in the Audit, Risk Management and Safety Department before being promoted to Manager of Commissioner and Executive Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of the Pacific.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.