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Long Beach City Council Confirms Reappointments of Harbor Board Commissioners Bynum and Drummond

The Long Beach City Council on September 15 confirmed the appointments of Long Beach City College executive Lou Anne Bynum and former City Councilman Doug Drummond to second terms on the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

The five-member board is the governing body of the Port of Long Beach.
Mayor Robert Garcia announced the reappointments last month. Both commissioners were originally appointed by Mayor Garcia’s predecessor, Mayor Bob Foster.

"These commissioners have done outstanding jobs helping to lead the Harbor Department," Mr. Garcia said. "Their commitment to continuing public service will provide stability and consistency to the decisions governing Long Beach’s most important economic engine. I applaud the City Council for reappointing them and honoring their contributions."

Commissioner Bynum is executive vice president of college advancement and economic development for Long Beach City College. She joined the college staff in 1997 and advanced to her current role in 2012. Her May 2014 appointment to the harbor board gave the board its first female majority. She has also served as chair of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of the Long Beach Economic Development Commission and president of the Southern California International Business Association. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Long Beach and a master’s from UCLA.

Commissioner Drummond served on the Long Beach City Council from 1990 to 1998. He became a Long Beach Police Department officer in 1959 and retired in 1988 as a commander. Before joining the harbor board in 2011, he was a member of the City of Long Beach Civil Service Commission and the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Transportation Company. Other service includes stints as California State Commissioner for the Board of Parole Hearings and Fish and Game Commissioner for Los Angeles County. His academic credentials includes a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Cal State Long Beach, a master’s in public administration from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in criminology from August Vollmer University.

Though commissioners serve six-year terms, Mr. Drummond, has said he plans to retire June 30, 2017, concluding almost 60 years in public service.
Long Beach Harbor Board Commissioners Lou Anne Bynum (left) and Doug Drummond.
Photos/Port of Long Beach




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