Jess Herrera has a long and dedicated record of service during the past 47 years at the Port of Hueneme. He was first elected as Port commissioner in 1994 and has been elected board president 5 times. He served 10 terms as executive officer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
He has been a leading advocate for dock workers and working conditions and enhancing working relationships among labor, port users and the administration. He has served 8 terms as Chairman of the ILWU’s Southern California regional Jurisdiction committee which, in addition to the Port of Hueneme, also included the Ports of LA, Long Beach and San Diego. He is also a longshoreman who works as a marine clerk at the Port of Hueneme, helping coordinate the flow of ships and cargo into and out of the commercial port.
During his tenure he played a role in expanding the Port’s infrastructure that has resulted in the creation of hundreds of jobs that have benefited the local economy.
He was recently recognized in the Ventura County Star’s ‘25 over 50’ group of community leaders whose vision, impact and talent has positively impacted Ventura County.
Meeting High Standards for a 9th Consecutive Year
August 2019 – For the ninth consecutive year, the Port of Hueneme is being read more
Putting local people to work and creating green jobs
The final step in the Port’s South Terminal Modernization came to fruition today. read more
Clean Air, Green Jobs, and Zero-Emission Ship to Shore Delivery
July 9, 2019 – The Port of Hueneme joined stevedoring company Ports read more