The Matagorda County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners recently hired Victor Martinez Jr. to take over as Port Director effective November 1, 2017. The current Port Director, Debbie Morris, will retire at year end but plans to stay on until then to assist during the transition. Mr. Martinez is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, having spent much of his Coast Guard career managing human resources activities, including payroll, benefits, budgeting and purchasing for three USCG offices across the country. He also helped to manage USCG resources and response during the Deep Water Horizon response efforts in the Gulf Coast region, cleanup efforts in Northern California after the 2012 Japanese Tsunami and during Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Martinez was most recently employed with Alcoa World Alumina in Point Comfort in the finance department. Mr. Martinez and his family currently reside in Ganado, Texas. The MCND#1 Commissioners and staff welcome Mr. Martinez aboard!