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Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves
by John David Suayan
Monday, September 11, 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to hire John Manlove Marketing and Communications as a consultant to guide Port of Galveston staff through the development of a strategic plan.

Manlove, a former wharves board member and a former Mayor of Pasadena, and his firm emerged out of a field of three candidates which included AECOM and Rathburn Planning & Consulting. Each entity made a presentation before the board prior to the vote.

Vice Chair Albert Shannon commended all three on their presentations. Trustee Elizabeth Beeton said each brought a different approach. Listen (1:35)

The board voted unanimously to hire Erika Barragan as a budget analyst for the port.

The board voted 5-0-1, with Richard DeVries abstaining, to approve the minutes of the July 24, 2017 regular meeting.

The board took no action on the following two items:

  • Discuss ways of enhancing the utility of Galveston Port Facilities Corporation meetings.
  • Discuss and consider action on port director search process.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with Mayor Jim Yarbrough absent. Agenda




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