Shannon Levin leaves Newport Beach to manage Dana Point Harbor

DANA POINT Shannon Levin, Newport’s harbor manager, will be Dana Point Harbor’s new supervisor, region authorities revealed Friday.

Levin, who begins July 9, will be accountable for the harbor’& rsquo; s multiple running contracts, consisting of retail, resort, as well as marina facilities, stated Marisa O’Neil, spokesperson for OC Parks, the county division that has actually been taking care of the harbor given that the departure of Brad Gross a year back.

Gross, who had actually handled Dana Point Harbor considering that 2007 and oversaw a yearslong project to renew the harbor, surrendered a day after a county audit criticized his department for allowing region employees to obtain price cuts at harbor buildings.

The region has sought developers for the $200 million remodelling project suggested to breathe life into the aging 44-year-old harbor. Recently, 2 advancement groups sent official proposals to the region, and also a final contract with among the teams for the public/private collaboration, consisting of a 50-year lease, must be finalized in very early 2018, authorities said Thursday.

Levin, picked from amongst 70 candidates in a nationwide search, will function as the point of call in between harbor rate of interests and also region firms, including OC Parks, CEO Property, OC Public Works and also the Orange Area Constable’& rsquo; s Department Harbor Patrol, O’Neil

stated. Levin could not be gotten to for remark Friday.

She will certainly additionally collaborate with various other city government as well as regulatory agencies involved with the harbor, such as the city of Dana Factor, The golden state Division of Boating as well as Waterways, The golden state Coastal Compensation and also the Water Top quality Board, O’Neil stated.

“& ldquo; Dana Point Harbor is a stunning place that is a popular location for locals and visitors alike,” & rdquo; stated Fifth Area Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. “& ldquo; It takes a skilled person to keep it running efficiently and also I’& rsquo; m confident Shannon’& rsquo; s education and learning and years of harbor experience will make her a possession to the Area and to Dana Point Harbor.”

& rdquo; As Newport’s harbor manager, Levin concentrated on long-range harbor planning, seaside resource monitoring, tidelands revenues as well as expenses, and also public accessibility. She has 14 years of municipal experience, O’Neil claimed.

Levin led the 2016 grand opening as well as monitoring of Marina Park, the only specialized guest-slip marina in Newport Harbor, O’Neil claimed. She provided contracts in maintenance as well as operations, commercial and also marina renters, as well as mooring administration by the Sheriff’& rsquo; s Harbor

Patrol. She additionally offered with the city’& rsquo; s code and also water high quality department, imposing community code conformity, and carrying out water quality inspections on construction, commercial, and industrial centers.

Donna Kalez, that runs Dana Dock Sportfishing as well as Whale Watching, stated she is delighted to satisfy Levin.

“She originates from Newport where she has great deals of expertise as well as understanding of harbors,” Kalez said.

Jim Miller, head of state of the Dana Point Harbor Merchants Organization, called her a “solid selection.”

“I’m eagerly anticipating functioning with her in Dana Factor Harbor,” he said.

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