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Port Commissioner Richard Dodge to retire at the end of July

Dodge to retire from Port Commission after 42 years of service


Port of Redwood City (Port) Commissioner, Richard Dodge, announced he will be retiring at the end of July, after 42 years of Port service. Dodge was originally appointed to the Board of Port Commissioners in 1980. His service is one of the longest port commissioner tenures in the United States.

Dodge’s involvement in the maritime community demonstrates his commitment to the industry. As a multi-term past president and current Regional Coordinator of the Association of Pacific Ports, he is recognized as an international maritime leader.

Port Commissioners assist in the policy, supervision and control of the Port area, waterfront properties, adjacent lands, and the Redwood City Marina. Additionally, they support regulation and control of public service and utilities operated in connection with the Port as well as general development and maintenance.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Port of Redwood City over the past 42 years in various Port Commissioner roles,” Dodge said. “It has been incredible to watch the Port evolve and position itself as a leader serving the Silicon Valley and beyond. Thank you to Port staff and fellow commissioners for your service to our community. I am honored to have served alongside you.”

Port Executive Director Kristine A. Zortman shared her gratitude and congratulations about Dodge’s retirement.

“Commissioner Dodge played a vital part in shaping the Port’s 2020 Strategic Vision and values. He has supported the Port throughout challenges during his 42 years of service and most recently helped guide the Port through the pandemic. The City of Redwood City and the Port are thankful for his service and congratulate him on retirement,” Zortman said.

The Port will honor Dodge in a Port proclamation later this year. Beginning Aug. 1, 2022, the Port will welcome two new Port Commissioners.

To learn more about Dodge and the Port Commissioners, please visit our website.