Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Executive Director Jack Crider is resigning in October to take another job in New Mexico. “Jack has been exceptional in completing tasks set forth by the Harbor Commission’s vision. His forward-thinking approach to problem solving has been evident throughout the Commission’s purchase and cleanup of the former Evergreen Pulp Mill - eliminating a catastrophic environmental situation waiting to happen,” stated Board President Richard Marks.
Marks pointed out other accomplishments during Crider’s tenure including improvements made to the Harbor District’s Fields Landing boat yard, Shelter Cove improvement projects, Redwood Dock repair and uses, streamlining Woodley Island Marina's office processing, purchase of dredge and various properties around the bay for conservation purposes. He was also instrumental in the Coastal Commission decision to relax Coastal Dependent Industrial zoning around the bay to allow interim use of existing facilities.
“Jack’s work ethic and experience with Marine issues will be hard to replace,” Marks stated, “but recruitment for a new Executive Director will start immediately. The Humboldt Bay Harbor Commission is moving forward with our strategic goals and direction. We are not changing direction, we are only changing captains.”