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Morro Bay Welcomes Ted Schiafone as Harbor Director

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Ted Schiafone logoThe City of Morro Bay selected Ted Schiafone to serve as their next Harbor Director, effective February 13, 2023.

Ted Schiafone comes to Morro Bay from the City of Oceanside where he served as Division Manager, accountable for a $9 million budget. Ted brings over 30 years of related harbor and business experience. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Rollins College, a BA from Upsala College and a number of certificates and licenses.

“I am excited to bring Ted Schiafone onboard at this pivotal time,” said City Manager Collins.  “The Harbor is central to the City’s success and is facing some big challenges.  We need someone with strong business and leadership experience to build a long-term financially viable waterfront and begin to address the growing Harbor infrastructure needs. Ted is the right person for the job, and I look forward to him leading the Harbor Department and joining the City’s executive team.” 

Morro Bay’s Harbor Department is a service-oriented organization that provides boater assistance, emergency response, code enforcement, and facilities maintenance for the waterfront and the waters of Morro Bay. Ted will oversee the department of seven full-time employees and several part-time employees as they provide community education, public outreach, and community relations for boaters, beach users, and waterfront visitors.

“TS Talent Solutions has been a key partner to the City in helping us find quality talent to join our team. The firm is responsive, creative and proactive, and it understands our needs in Morro Bay,” noted Scott.

“It’s an honor to be selected as Harbor Director,” stated Ted. “I am thrilled to be part of the Morro Bay community and look forward to serving the City through my role in the development of the Harbor Department. I appreciate the professionalism and process led by TS Talent Solutions that helped me make this career move.”

TS Talent Solutions (TSTS) worked with Morro Bay staff to hone in on City culture and the qualities that would be most important in a candidate. From there, the TSTS team built out a digital recruitment brochure and posted the job opportunity on leading industry boards, ultimately leading to the selection of Ted Schiafone.

About Morro Bay

The City of Morro Bay is located on California’s picturesque Central Coast, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in San Luis Obispo County. Boasting a close-knit community of approximately 10,500, the City is blessed with a temperate year-round marine climate that offers residents the peaceful tranquility of a coastal fishing village, only 12 miles from the convenience of San Luis Obispo’s shops, dining, and entertainment.

About TS Talent Solutions
TS Talent Solutions is a California-based executive search and talent development organization focused on the local government sector. A division of Tripepi Smith, TS Talent Solutions leverages the expertise and digital acumen of its parent firm to deliver next-generation recruitment solutions for public agencies. The quest for talent never ends, but progress is made with TS Talent Solutions.