Mayor Robert Garcia has announced his appointments to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, including two new members: former Long Beach Councilmember Frank Colonna and former Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal.


Commissioners Lori Ann Guzman, Lou Ann Bynum and Tracy Egoscue are remaining on the commission. Commissioners Doug Drummond and Rich Dines are not being reappointed. Drummond had previously indicated he only wanted to serve two years of his second six-year term, which he has completed. Dines was eligible to be reappointed for another six-year term, but the mayor opted not to reappoint him. The five-member board is responsible for setting policy for the Port of Long Beach.


“Frank and Bonnie love Long Beach, and their extensive experience in business and government make them great choices for the harbor commission,” said Mayor Garcia.  “They understand how important our harbor department is to our local and national economy.”


The appointments are going to the Long Beach City Council for approval on July 18, according to Mark Taylor, chief of staff for the mayor. For more information, see the July 18 edition of the Long Beach Business Journal.