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Port of Long Beach Survey Director Named

Commission appoints geologist Holtz from City's Energy Resources Department

March 19, 2019

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed geologist Kimberley Holtz to lead the Survey Division at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.

Holtz comes to the Port after 11 years at the City of Long Beach. Most recently, she was a geologist with the Energy Resources Department. Among other duties, she measured and monitored elevations in the Wilmington Oil Field and oversaw land surveying work. She also administered the City's GPS network.

Before that, Holtz was a senior surveyor for the Long Beach Public Works Department and served in variety of public sector and government positions, including 12 years with Orange County, where she helped establish the county’s GPS network. Holtz earned a bachelor's degree in Geology and Earth Science from California State University, Long Beach. She is the only person who is both a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor and a Licensed Geologist in the state of California.

The Survey Division at the Port of Long Beach checks depths in the harbor to support safe navigation and assists Port operations in areas such as utility marking, property rights and construction projects.

Holtz’s appointment was effective March 16.

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