Earl Hamlin Appointed to Port Commission

Earl Hamlin

Earl S. Hamlin is a newly appointed member of the Port Commission, nominated by Mayor Jean Quan and unanimously confirmed by the Oakland City Council.

Hamlin will serve through July 10, 2013, filling the seat previously held by Commissioner Michael Lighty.

The Port Commission is made up of seven members who oversee fiscal, environmental and safety policies covering the approximately 16,000 acres of port property that stretches from the Emeryville border in the north to the San Leandro border in the south.

The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S. ”We extend a very warm welcome to Commissioner Hamlin whose 30 years of broad experience and financial expertise will add real value to this organization,” said Pamela Calloway, president of the Port Commission.  Hamlin chaired the Alameda County Planning Commission for 12 years, where he was named a State of California Planning Commissioner of the Year in 2001.

He was treasurer for the Chabot Space & Science Center for six years and has served on several other commissions and committees including the Alameda County Economic Development Advisory Board and, currently, the Community Advisory Working Group of the Alameda County Transportation Authority.

He received his A.B. in 1961 from Oberlin College, followed by his J.D. in 1964 and M.B.A. in 1968—both from the University of California, Berkeley.