Tuesday, June 29, 2010

López Mendoza To Leave LA Port Board

Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission Vice President Jerilyn López Mendoza has announced she will leave the port commission at the end of July. 

López Mendoza was named to the five-member commission in 2005 by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Her official six-year term runs through 2011, but Lopex Mendoza is leaving after taking a position as the California Regional Manager for ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. She is also currently the interim director at the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

During her tenure on the port commission, she has been a key voice in the development of port environmental policies such as the Clean Air Action Plan and the Clean Trucks Program.
Prior to joining the port commission, López Mendoza was the policy director of the Environmental Justice Project Office of Environmental Defense Fund in Los Angeles for nine years. Previously, López Mendoza was the chair of the Steering Committee of the Los Angeles International Airport Coalition for Economic, Environmental and Educational Justice.