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Environmental Attorney Joins Harbor Commission

Tracy Egoscue formerly ran Baykeeper, Regional Water Board

September 17, 2014



Environmental attorney and Long Beach resident Tracy Egoscue joined the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Sept. 16 as the first Commissioner appointed by Mayor Robert Garcia. She was approved by the City Council last week for a six-year term.

Egoscue heads a Long Beach-based private law practice, and in the past was Executive Officer of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board – Los Angeles Region, and prior to that served as Executive Director of Santa Monica Baykeeper, an environmental advocacy group. She has also practiced environmental litigation as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, and worked on issues encompassing the Air Resources Board, the California Environmental Quality Act and the Federal Clean Water Act.

She is the 67th Long Beach Harbor Commissioner since the current structure was set in 1925, and the seventh woman to serve on the Board. Egoscue fills a seat vacated by the departure in July of Susan E. Anderson Wise, whose term ended. Wise is also an attorney.

"The Port is so important to the City. While its operations impact our community, we are also very proud of what the Port has done ? the Port of Long Beach is a leader environmentally, not just nationally, but internationally, and I look forward to continuing that," Egoscue said. “I bring a perspective that I hope the Commission will find useful.”

Egoscue serves on the Board of Directors of the California League of Conservation Voters and Mujeres de la Tierra, a nonprofit environmental justice organization. She received her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is also licensed to practice in Connecticut.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners directs the 500-person staff of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department in development and promotion of the Port of Long Beach, which is one of the world's premier seaports and a primary gateway for trans-Pacific trade. A trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship, the Port handles trade valued at $180 billion each year and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Southern California.

To see our "On the Go" video on Egoscue's appointment to the Commission, go to http://youtu.be/QxAbNTSq-Gc


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