July Luncheon Recap
Monday, August 8, 2016
by: Brittany deBoer, ATI

Section: News Roundup




On July 12, 2016, the BOMA membership gathered at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. We were joined by many interested, potential members in conjunction with the Membership Drive, and even documented the large turnout with a group selfie!

The increase in attendance was also due to the relevant topic discussed by our sought after speaker. Marshall Merrifield, Chairman on the Board of Port Commissioners, shared with us information about the plans for the the Port of San Diego. The Port includes over 3,500 acres of water and 2,400 acres of land. San Diegans want to fully utilize the capabilities of this large port, increase business and tourism, and provide an accessible area to draw in residents around the county. Merrifield discussed the upcoming projects for the maritime port, revival of the cruise industry, real estate development, and investment in new restaurants, shops, and public parks. More information about their plans can be found on their website,
https://www.portofsandiego.org.
 
Ending on a positive note, President Lynn Hulbert asked members to linger a bit after she gaveled us out. She asked us all to not rush off for our busy days, but instead to take a moment to revel in the beauty of our city. Those who remained for a few moments, are most likely grateful for the reminder to slow down, and be grateful.