The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District, a member of the California Association of Port Authorities, hired Larry Oetker as its new Executive Director on December 7th, 2017.
The District’s mission is to “serve all of the people of Humboldt County by promoting harbor use, enhancing recreational opportunities and protecting bay and tidal environments.” As Executive Director, Mr. Oetker will be responsible for the District’s overall leadership and management, and will work closely with the Board of Commissioners, staff, and district officers to develop and accomplish the District’s mission and goals.
Larry has proven abilities to maintain a positive and inclusive work environment. As the City of Arcata Community Development Director, he demonstrated his commitment to teamwork and passion for serving the people of Humboldt County. Larry’s direct experience with the District includes serving on the Humboldt Bay Development Association, and on the District Economic Development Committee. He has been a Humboldt County resident for more than twenty years, and resides with his wife and daughter in Manila, CA.