Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bonnie Lowenthal to Lead LB Harbor Commissioners

By Karen Robes Meeks

Former California state assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal is the new president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. The commission governs the Port of Long Beach and the city’s Harbor Department.

“I have spent more than half my life in Long Beach, my adopted hometown," said Lowenthal. "My fellow commissioners have honored me by electing me president, and I look forward to the challenge of improving the Port so it can continue to be an economic driver for the city we love."

Lowenthal, who was installed as a harbor commissioner in July 2017, is a longtime Long Beach city leader, serving on the Long Beach City Council and Long Beach Unified School District Board.

Frank Colonna was elected as the Vice President position and Lou Anne Bynum as Secretary.

The board members start in their new roles on Aug. 12, as they will meet for the first time at the new Long Beach Civic Center headquarters.