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Bynum Elected Harbor Commission President

Egoscue named Vice President of Port's governing Board.

The Board also voted Lori Ann Guzmán as Secretary of the Board. Composed of Long Beach residents, the Board oversees the Port of Long Beach.

Guzmán has served as Board President, and Bynum as Vice President, for the past two years.

“It’s an honor to be chosen as President,” Bynum said. “We have much important work to do on behalf of our customers and City. I look forward to working with my fellow Commissioners, Executive Director Mario Cordero and Port staff to continue to build the best and greenest port of the future.”

Appointed to the Commission in May 2014 by then-Mayor Bob Foster and again by current Mayor Robert Garcia in 2015, Bynum is Executive Vice President of College Advancement and Economic Development for Long Beach City College. Egoscue, a Long Beach-based environmental attorney, was appointed to the Commission by Mayor Robert Garcia in September 2014.

The Board at its July 24 meeting also thanked and said farewell to two departing Commissioners, Rich Dines and Doug Drummond, who have served on the Commission since 2011.

Former state Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, who is also a former Long Beach City Council member, and former Long Beach City Council member Frank Colonna have been appointed by Mayor Garcia and confirmed by the City Council to take the places of Dines and Drummond.

Serving on the Commission is a civic role that offers a $100 stipend for each meeting. The Harbor Commission directs the staff of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department in development and promotion of the Port of Long Beach, which is one the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans­-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship.

With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.