Harbour Commission

Duties and Responsibilities

Per the City's Municipal Code 2.65, the Harbour Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the Huntington Beach Harbour and its beaches, facilities, and parks. The primary role of the Harbour Commission is to advise City Council concerning Waterway Safety, General Infrastructure (e.g. seawalls, pier head lines, bulk heads etc.), Water Quality and Municipal Code Amendments.  

To learn more about the Harbour Commission and its roles and activities, please visit Harbour Commission Description and Information

Meeting Dates and Times

The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in meeting Room B-8 on the Lower Level of the Civic Center, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.

Agendas and Minutes

Members and Appointments

The Harbour Commission consists of seven (7) citizen appointees. 

Term Begin Date
Chris Nielsen Board Member 3/4/2019-12/31/2022
Craig Schauppner Board Member 3/4/2019-12/31/2022
John Ochs Board Member 1/1/2021-12/31/2024
Kimberley Milligan Board Member 3/4/2019-12/31/2022
Brian Griley Board Member 1/1/2021-12/31/2024
Michael VanVoorhis Vice Chair 1/1/2021-12/31/2024
William Larkin Chair 3/4/2019-12/31/2022
Council Liaisons

Dan Kalmick
 Eric Peterson

Staff Liaisons
Scott Haberle, Fire Chief
Eric McCoy, Division Chief/Marine Safety
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Kevin Justin, Administrative Analyst Sr.
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In the event a member retires or is unable to complete his term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.  To find out the current vacancies, please visit the Notice of Vacancies webpage. To apply to become a member, please fill out the Boards & Commission Application

Notice of Vacancies on the Huntington Beach Harbour Commission

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