Jason Hodge, a second generation Oxnard native, is not only Port of Hueneme Commissioner but a local firefighter who strongly believes the Port of Hueneme is a vital but often underutilized asset of the local economy. Hodge is striving to change this by invigorating the Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District and focusing on environmental stewardship, economic opportunities, local job creation, and safety. To achieve this goal, he is bringing together community leaders and stakeholders from the private and public sectors.
Trained in fire protection, water rescue, terrorism and hazardous materials emergencies and major disaster management, Commissioner Hodge brings expertise in emergency logistics and emergency response. He has assisted in managing disasters with costs exceeding $100 million and is committed to keeping the community and environment safe.
Commissioner Hodge has collaborated with Port Commissioners throughout the state to develop best environmental practices, decrease the port’s environmental footprint while increasing economic output. During the last fiscal year the Port handled an all-time record amount of cargo.
Commissioner Hodge works closely with his fellow Board members in transitioning the Port to shore side power helping to dramatically reduce pollution and noise. He also has initiated joint cooperation with local governments to create smart traffic solutions addressing congestion without reducing port capacity.
Hodge is the recipient of the prestigious New Leaders Council’s “40 under 40” Leadership Award beating out hundreds of nominees across the U.S. Hodge, a lifelong surfer, has caught waves from Point Conception to Malibu. He holds a B.A. in Political Science.
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