Mayor Appoints Elaine Forbes as Interim Port Director



Elaine Forbes

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Port Deputy Director Elaine Forbes as Interim Director of the Port of San Francisco, following the resignation of longtime Director Monique Moyer. Her appointment is effective March 1st.

“Elaine’s leadership and extensive background in policy and financial management make her an outstanding choice to lead the Port during this time,” said Mayor Lee. “Elaine is a proven leader and is an invaluable member of the Port’s Executive Team, showing her commitment and dedication to the Port and our City. I am confident she will continue to serve the Port and all of its stakeholders during this transition. I thank Monique Moyer for her unwavering nearly 20-year service to the residents of San Francisco, leaving a lasting legacy to the San Francisco waterfront that will continue to benefit San Franciscans for generations to come.”

The Port of San Francisco is responsible for the seven and one-half miles of San Francisco waterfront adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, which the Port develops, markets, leases, administers, manages, and maintains. Its jurisdiction stretches along the waterfront from Hyde Street Pier on the north to India Basin on the south.

Elaine Forbes is currently the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration for the Port of San Francisco and has held executive management and leadership positions at both the Planning Department and the San Francisco International Airport. In addition, she has worked in San Francisco’s Budget Analyst’s Office and Office of the Legislative Analyst providing fiscal and policy analysis and evaluating and reporting on complex municipal issues. Elaine worked as a redevelopment agency planner for the City of Oakland and has worked for several non-profit land use policy and economic development organizations including the Urban Strategies Council and the California Budget Project. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mills College in Oakland.

Monique Moyer was appointed Port Director in 2004, and has successfully delivered many projects during her tenure, including the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, the Exploratorium, the 34th America’s Cup, and delivered numerous parks and open spaces. She also addressed seawall vulnerability and sea level rise and made historic investments in infrastructure on Port property to make sure San Francisco’s waterfront serves all diverse communities, businesses and visitors.

The Port Commission is conducting a national search for a permanent Port Director.