Port Hueneme City Council Votes for New Mayor

Mayor Pro Tem Laura Hernandez

(PORT HUENEME, CA) The City of Port Hueneme City Council has a new female team at the helm. At a regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Laura Hernandez, received a unanimous vote as the 2019-2020 Mayor.  Ms. Hernandez was newly elected to the City Council in 2018 and has served one year of a four-year term. Councilwoman Sylvia Munoz-Schnopp was nominated by Mayor Hernandez and voted in as Mayor Pro Tem. This will be her third time serving as Mayor Pro Tem. Together, they represent the first female team to serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Port Hueneme.

Outgoing Mayor Will Berg was also recognized for his service from 2018-2019. He passed the gavel to Mayor Hernandez along with words of encouragement to continue the energy and momentum achieved in 2019.  Outgoing Mayor Will Berg said, “I’m excited about and look forward to Laura as the council’s leader, her unique strength lies in her ability to translate vision into reality.”

Port Hueneme City Councilmember Laura D. Hernandez is retired from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Professor in Management for the California State University at Northridge and runs her own emergency management consulting business.

The goals as set forth by Mayor Hernandez are to continue to support the City’s Strategic Plan, work to secure additional funding for the City’s Sand Replenishment Program and strengthen City relations with local partners.

Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp was re-elected to a third, four-year term in November 2016. She has served three terms as Mayor: 2017-18, 2014- 2015, 2010- 2011), as well as Mayor Pro Tem 2009-2010 and August 2017-November 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Schnopp will be focusing some of her efforts on establishing Puerta Vallarta as a sister City and supporting key city initiatives.


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