Longtime Redwood City Port Commissioner Dick Dodge Retires

Richard “Dick” Dodge. Photo courtesy of Port of Redwood City.

After 42 years of service, longtime Port of Redwood City Port Commissioner Richard “Dick” Dodge retired at the end of July.

First appointed to the Board of Port Commissioners in 1980, Dodge held one of the longest tenures as a port commissioner in the nation, according to the port.

Deeply involved in the maritime community, Dodge is a well-known leader in the maritime industry, having served multiple terms as past president and currently serving as a regional coordinator for the Association of Pacific Ports.

“Commissioner Dodge played a vital part in shaping the port’s 2020 Strategic Vision and values,” port Executive Director Kristine A. Zortman said. “He has supported the port throughout challenges during his 42 years of service and most recently helped guide the port through the pandemic.”

Dodge said he’s grateful for the opportunity to serve the port over the last 42 years in various roles.

“It has been incredible to watch the port evolve and position itself as a leader serving the Silicon Valley and beyond,” he said. “Thank you to port staff and fellow commissioners for your service to our community. I am honored to have served alongside you.”

The port has said that it plans to honor Dodge in a proclamation later this year.

By Karen Robes Meeks