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L.B. Attorney Appointed to Harbor Commission

Susan Wise experienced in commercial and civil law

November 10, 2008

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced today, November 10, 2008, that he has appointed Susan Wise to the Harbor Commission, which governs the Port of Long Beach -- one of the world's premier seaports. 

"Susan will be a great addition to the Harbor Commission," said Mayor Foster.  "Her intellect, experience and problem-solving skills will be invaluable as she participates in the decisions that will greatly impact the Port of Long Beach."

Wise has been an attorney for almost 34 years with experience in both commercial and civil cases, and as a Superior Court mediator.  She is a partner with Long Beach-based Wise Pearce Yocis & Smith.  The Third District Council resident has been extremely active in the Long Beach community by volunteering on the board of directors for the Children's Clinic, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Long Beach Bar Foundation and the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership.  She has lived in Long Beach for more than 30 years.

"This is a great opportunity for me to merge my professional experience and problem solving skills with my commitment to the Long Beach community," said Wise.  "I look forward to the opportunity to serve."

If confirmed by the City Council, Wise would succeed Doris Topsy-Elvord, a former City Councilwoman who retired from the Harbor Commission.

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