Former Ventura Mayor Brian Brennan has been appointed to the Ventura Port District Board of Commissioners. He succeeds another former Ventura Mayor, Greg Carson, whose term has expired. The Port District operates Ventura Harbor.
Still another former Ventura Mayor, Jim Friedman, who serves as chair of the Port District Commission, welcomed Brennan’s appointment.
“Having worked with Brian for six years as a member of the Ventura City Council, I’m excited to work with him again on the Port Commission,” Friedman said. “I could always count on Brian to be well informed and make fair, unbiased decisions.”
Brennan, 64, served on the Ventura City Council for 16 years, two as mayor. He also served four years on the California Coastal Commission and he is a former chair of the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau.
“I am still active on coastal issues and climate change concerns,” Brennan said.
Brennan is senior executive aide to Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett and is pro bono executive director of BEACON, an organization concerned with beach access and erosion issues.
Brennan moved to Ventura in 1992 after running restaurants and a hotel in the Caribbean for 10 years. Brennan did a lot of sailing in the Caribbean and often crews on racing sailboats at Ventura Harbor on Wet Wednesdays.
His term on the Port District board is for four years.