Harbor Commission Secretary
Port of Long Beach, California
Tracy J. Egoscue, a Long Beach-based environmental attorney and former Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, is a member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-member governing body for the Port of Long Beach. She was appointed to her first six-year term by Mayor Robert Garcia in September 2014 and unanimously confirmed by the Long Beach City Council. Under the City Charter, the Board is responsible for setting policy for the Port and managing the Harbor Department. Ms. Egoscue was elected Secretary of the Board in July 2015 and re-elected in July 2016.
She is the seventh woman to serve on the Board, replacing fellow attorney Susan E. Anderson Wise who stepped down in July 2014, maintaining the Board's female majority. Together with her Commission colleagues Ms. Egoscue provides policy direction and oversight for the most extensive capital improvement program in the Port of Long Beach's history. The Port has embarked on a $4 billion, 10-year investment program to modernize its facilities and increase its competitiveness for decades to come. The capital projects include the nationally significant Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement; the state-of-the-art Middle Harbor cargo terminal; other shipping terminal developments; and roadway, channel, dock and rail improvements.
All improvements include initiatives that support the landmark Green Port Policy adopted by the Commission in 2005 to create a sustainable Port for the benefit of future generations with improved air, water and soil quality, protected wildlife habitat and zero emissions from operations.
Before founding the Egoscue Law Group in the 8th Council District's Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, focusing on California environmental law, Ms. Egoscue worked as Of Counsel in the environmental practice group in the prestigious law firm of Paul Hastings LLP.
Previously, she served as the Executive Officer of the State of California Regional Water Quality Control Board-Los Angeles Region, and as Executive Director of the Santa Monica Baykeeper, where she achieved the largest Clean Water Act settlement in the history of the Clean Water Act against the City of Los Angeles for sewage spills. This landmark $5 billion settlement led to an ambitious 10-year sewer pipe rehabilitation program.
Ms. Egoscue has also practiced environmental litigation as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, where her work focused on the defense of various state agencies including the Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Fish and Game, California Air Resources Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and the State Water Resources Control Board.
Her legal work also pertains to endangered species, wetland impacts and mitigation issues, the California Environmental Quality Act, fisheries, the Clean Air Act, Porter-Cologne, and the Federal Clean Water Act.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California League of Conservation Voters and Mujeres de la Tierra.
Ms. Egoscue received her J.D. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is member of the State Bar of California and also licensed to practice in Connecticut, where she worked as a staff attorney for Save the Sound, a nonprofit committed to restoring and protecting the area's waterways.
Tracy Egoscue and her husband, Peter Dopulos — who is a professional chef, published author, and local artist — are deeply invested in Long Beach where they have made their home since 2001. They have two children, a daughter who is 9 and a 14-year-old son.
The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade, the nation's second-busiest container seaport and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. With annual trade valued at $180 billion, the Port supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and is "big ship ready," serving 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 international seaports. The Port began its second century of service with a decade-long capital improvements program topping $4 billion, the largest in the nation, creating some of the world's most modern, efficient and sustainable marine facilities.