The San Mateo County Harbor District announced the hiring of a new Harbor Master this past week.
Scott A. Grindy, who ended up the final pick after what the Harbor District called "an exhaustive and highly competitive selection process," started work Monday.
Grindy brings a wealth of experience in port and harbor management to the table, including having served as the facilities and security director at the Port of Everett in Washington. At that position, he was tasked with overseeing port facilities at multiple locations, and management of Everett’s 2,400 berth marina, overseeing slip rentals, utility and slip billing, budgeting, grants, marketing, customer services, and facility maintenance and security.
Grindy was also an executive member of the Area Maritime Security Committee through the Department of Homeland Security. He has a federal secret clearance for use with the U. S. Coast Guard.
Grindy succeeds Robert Johnson, who retired in December.
"We are excited to have Mr. Grindy leading our operations and staff into the future," said Peter Grenell, general manager of the Harbor District, in a statement announcing Grindy's hiring.
As Harbor Master, Grindy will oversee harbor operations at both Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton and Oyster Point Marina/Park in South San Francisco.