The New Bedford Harbor Development Commission approved the hiring of a new H-D-C Executive Director. The Commission welcomed Jeffrey Stieb as the new director, though his contract isn't final yet. Speaking at a late Thursday Afternoon meeting, Chairman Mayor Jon Mitchell tells Stieb and Assistant Director Ed Anthes-Washburn, matters such as fishing, recreation, and tourism will steer the future of the New Bedford harbor.

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Stieb has served as maritime counsel for the past nine years for the Mass. Port Authority. Stieb was suggested to the Commission by a search committee, formed after former H D C Executive Director Kristen Decas took a job in California last year. The board expects to ratify Stieb's contract at a meeting on Sept. 11th.