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Robert Bernardo 

Term: 2014-2018

Commissioner Bernardo did not seek reelection for his seat in 2018.  At his last Harbor District Board meeting, he was given honors and accolades from varies agencies for his work at efforts on the Harbor Board for eight years.  See below for the honors that he received.


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Robert Bernardo

Commissioner Bernardo was elected as  Vice President of the Harbor Board of Commissioners at the Board Meeting of January 17, 2018.

Commissioner Robert Bernardo was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor Commission in November 2010.  Bernardo ran for re-election to the Harbor Board in 2014, winning the four year seat on the Board. He was re-elected to the position of Secretary for the Commission on January 18, 2017.  Bernardo will be up for re-election in 2018.

Currently, Bernardo is a manager at the Port of Oakland, the fifth largest seaport in the country. Prior to the Port, he worked as an investigator at the San Francisco Office of the District Attorney and previously, he worked in the crime prevention unit of the San Francisco Police Department. Bernardo has served on both the South San Francisco Planning Commission and Personnel Board.

He has lived in San Mateo County for over 35 years, and his community work spans decades. Bernardo is an active member of the Sierra Club, South San Francisco Friends of the Library, Filipino-American Coalition, and Henrik Ibsen Lodge (Sons of Norway). He has also served on the board of two Bay Area chambers of commerce, The San Mateo County Water Transit Advocates and other non-profit organizations. In 2006, the Business Times named Bernardo a "Top 40 Business Leader Under Forty," and he was also named Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade.

Bernardo speaks Tagalog and French. He volunteers at his local synagogue, and he enjoys traveling. Bernardo obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English at the University of California, Davis in 1991.


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Congressional Record given in honor of Commissioner Robert Benardo by the Honorable Jackie Speier
Commissioner Bernardo with Commendation
Commissioner Bernardo receiving the Congressional Record by Field Representative Raghda Karaja of Representative Jackie Speier's office, along with SMCHD President Virginia Chang Kiraly and Commissioner Tom Mattusch
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Certificate of Recognition given by State Senator Jerry Hill
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Certificate of Recognition by State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
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Resolution from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
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Commissioner Bernardo with President Chang Kiraly and Commissioner Tom Mattusch with SMC 
Board of Supervisors Resolution and the Congressional Record given by Representative Jackie Speier, and spoken into the Congressional Record.
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Proclamation from the City of South San Francisco honoring Commissioner Bernardo.
Robert Bernardo with staff from City of South San Francisco
Commissioner Bernardo with incoming SSF Councilmember Mark Nagales and SSF Mayor Karyl Matsumoto.
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SMCHD Resolution No. 18-19 honoring Commissioner Robert Bernardo.
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President Chang Kiraly and Commissioner Mattusch surround outgoing Commissioner Benardo with Resolution 18-19 and a gavel plaque from the San Mateo County Harbor District
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Cake from Commissioner Bernardo to the staff as a thank you for the support over the 8 years.