Mike Wiltshire was appointed Waterfront Director in February of 2020. As Waterfront Director, he oversees the operations, maintenance, fiscal management and long-term capital planning for the Santa Barbara Waterfront, including the Harbor and iconic Stearns Wharf. The Waterfront is comprised of a full-time staff of 48, an 1100 slip marina, 61 tenants, parking operations, Harbor Patrol, and a $16 million operating budget. Mr. Wiltshire reports to Paul Casey, the City Administrator.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Wiltshire had several years of experience with the City’s Public Works Department. Most recently serving as the City’s Facilities & Energy Manager. Prior to working with the City of Santa Barbara, Mr. Wiltshire worked internationally in the offshore oil & gas industry and as a federal contractor for the U.S. Navy where he managed facilities, energy, and infrastructure projects.
Mr. Wiltshire received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.