|Consul Hernández was presented with the “Leadership in Community Based Technology Award” for the Consulate’s efforts to implement new technology that will enable their office to improve access through a first-of-its-kind 211 information kiosk that will provide language specific-information on social and health services for Mexican nationals.
In his acceptance of the award, the Consul stated, “We always appreciate that the Port is here to strengthen our community, and the Port has been an essential partner to support stronger ties with our community and to increase trade with Mexico. We support the Port of Hueneme and all the projects of the Port as it is the future of Oxnard and the City of Port Hueneme.”
Supervisor John Zaragoza helped close the day with some remarks, “The Port’s MAST Program is very beneficial to not only the harbor and the community, but also to our students. We have students from all over Ventura County here today to learn the newest technologies working with the Port, which is really important as they are, in fact, our future.”
Chief of Staff Brian Miller represented Supervisor Kelly Long in closing remarks stating, “The Port of Hueneme is a little-known gem in some parts of our County. It is a job creator that also generates tax dollars from tax revenues, and over $1.5 Billion in economic activity for the whole County. It was great to see all the participation of the students this year, learning a lot with their underwater SeaGlide robots. It’s that STEM education that will carry us into the future, and this type of event is what creates that drive for those students to want to study STEM as they move forward.”
Elected officials in attendance included: State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Supervisor John Zaragoza, Oxnard Harbor District President Jess Herrera, Oxnard Harbor District Commissioners Mary Anne Rooney and Jason Hodge; Port Hueneme Mayor Will Berg, Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez, Supervisor Kelly Long’s Chief of Staff Brian Miller; and Karie Portillio Guerra and Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios representing Asm. Jacqui Irwin.