Harbor commissioner Sally Campbell, dead at age 68

By on Mon, April 9, 2012

The following is from the Harbor Commission web site.

Harbor Commissioner Sally Campbell, a fixture on the San Mateo County Board of Harbor Commissioners since her election in November 1992, passed away on Saturday afternoon, April 7, 2012 at Seton Coastside Medical Center.  Commissioner Campbell was undergoing physical therapy during recovery from knee surgery when she suffered cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

Commissioner Campbell, originally from Omaha, Nebraska, moved to Coastside in October 1973. She was first in marketing for book manufacturing for 25 years, and then had an active career in real estate. She became an active and outspoken citizen who served on the Midcoast Community Council for six years, followed by her nineteen year tenure as Harbor Commissioner.

While on the Harbor Commission, she served as president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary for several terms. Among her chief concerns were support for commercial fishermen, development and improvement of harbor facilities including a boat haul-out, finding ways to attract more people to the District’s two harbors, and fiscal economy.

“Commissioner Campbell loved the harbors, especially Pillar Point, and she will be missed by the Harbor District,” said Commission President James Tucker.

Commissioner Campbell was 68 years old. She is succeeded by her son, Greg, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Peter Grenell
General Manager
San Mateo County Harbor District