Chris Stephens, director of the Ventura County Resource Management Agency, has been appointed as the new commissioner for the Ventura Port District. He replaces Commissioner Bruce Smith.
Stephens has served as the head of the Resource Management Agency since 2006. Previously he worked as Ventura County’s Planning Director and as the Deputy Executive Director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission and has served as a Hansen Agricultural Trust Advisory Board member, a member of the City of Ventura Visioning Committee and Charter Committee, and the Ventura County Planning Commission.
Commissioner Jim Friedman was reappointed to another four-year term, through 2021.