Press Releases

Michael Tripp named as Channel Islands Harbor Director

Michael Tripp has been named as the new Channel Islands Harbor Director. The appointment was made by County Executive Officer Mike Powers and follows a nationwide recruitment. “As Director, Michael will be working with his talented team at the Harbor to collaborate with our business partners to create a robust harbor economy, work with the residents…

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Ventura County Harbor Department Issues Request for Proposal for Anacapa Boatyard Parcel

The Ventura County Harbor Department issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to redevelop a Channel Islands Harbor parcel where the Anacapa Boatyard is currently operating. Applicants seeking to develop the parcel should be able to do so more efficiently because of the department’s recently completed Harbor Visioning Process. The RFP can be downloaded here: https://www.channelislandsharbor.org/reports-publications/…

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Ventura County Harbor Department Issues Request for Proposal For Whale’s Tail Parcel

The Ventura County Harbor Department issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to redevelop a Channel Islands Harbor parcel where the popular, upscale Whale’s Tail restaurant formerly operated. Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said RFP applicants seeking to develop the parcel should be able to do so more efficiently because of the department’s recently completed Harbor…

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Channel Islands Harbor to Host First 805 Night Market

An open-air night market aimed at families and foodies will be hosted at the Channel Islands Harbor in September. The 805 Night Market, inspired by open-air night markets where people come to eat, drink, socialize, and be entertained, will feature food, merchandise, live entertainment, a children’s play area, and crafts that appeal to all ages.…

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Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Process Concludes

A visioning process that will help shape development in the County of Ventura-managed Channel Islands Harbor has reached its conclusion. At the June 22, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting, Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval, on behalf of the Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Steering Committee, presented the Channel Islands Harbor Vision Report. The report…

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Mark Sandoval, Channel Islands Harbor Director

Ventura County Harbor Department Director Announces Retirement

Following a long career of public service and waterfront leadership, Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval has announced his retirement from his position effective August 31, 2021. “Mark’s leadership has put the Ventura County Harbor Department on an outstanding path. I appreciate his genuine and proactive outreach efforts. His focus on community engagement has…

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