The Board of Harbor Commissioners sets policy for the Port of Long Beach and oversees the staff of the City of Long Beach's Harbor Department. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor of Long Beach and are confirmed by the City Council. They may serve no more than two six-year terms. In June, the commissioners elect board officers. These offices are held for one year.
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Doug Drummond was appointed to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Bob Foster in July 2011. Drummond represented the Third District on the Long Beach City Council from 1990 to 1998 and was a Long Beach police officer for more than 29 years. He was elected President of the Board in December 2013.
Rich Dines, a longshoreman at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, was appointed in July 2011 by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster to a six-year term on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners and has been Vice President of the Board since December 2013. Dines is an advocate for increased port infrastructure development and clean-air programs, and has provided strong leadership in efforts to increase collaboration among business, labor and government agencies.
Lori Ann Farrell
Lori Ann Farrell, the Director of Finance for the City of Huntington Beach, was appointed to the Harbor Commission in December 2013 by Mayor Bob Foster and unanimously confirmed by the City Council. She previously served the City of Long Beach for about five years, first as City Controller (2006-2007) and then moving up to Chief Financial Officer (2007-2010). A Fifth District resident of Long Beach for 14 years, Farrell participated in the Leadership Long Beach class of 2000 and is the recipient of many financial management awards.
Susan E. Anderson Wise
Susan E. Anderson Wise, an attorney and Long Beach resident since 1974, was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-member governing board for the Port of Long Beach, California, in December 2008 by Mayor Bob Foster and confirmed unanimously by the Long Beach City Council. She completed serving two consecutive terms as the Board's President in June 2013.
Lou Anne Bynum
Lou Anne Bynum, Executive Vice President of College Advancement and Economic Development for Long Beach City College, was appointed to the Harbor Commission in May 2014 by Mayor Bob Foster and unanimously confirmed by the City Council. Bynum is the sixth woman to serve on the Board, and her appointment marked the Board's first female majority. Bynum's extensive community involvement includes stints as president of Leadership Long Beach and chair of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce; she has also received numerous accolades including most recently the 2013 "Excellence in Leadership Award" from the California Community College Association of Occupational Educators.