On Tuesday this week, mayor Robert Garcia nominated former state deputy attorney general Tracy Egoscue to the Board of Harbour Commissioners, the body that governs the US’s second-busiest seaport – the port of Long Beach.
Egoscue replaces attorney and former commissioner Susan E Anderson Wise.
Egoscue brings experience of dealing with environmental proceedings and has also served as executive officer for the state’s Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region, and currently serves on the Board of the California League of Conservation Voters.
Mayor Robert Garcia said: “She’s a strong advocate for the environment, an accomplished environmental attorney, a community leader and a person who understands both business and the industry.”
Egoscue commented: “The mayor has made it very clear in my discussions with him that his goal is to be the greenest port, and I think that’s absolutely achievable. Sometimes our communities tend to think of environmental issues as an ‘either/or’, and one thing I’ve prided myself on is making it both.”
The appointment of Egoscue is the third consecutive female appointment for the harbour commission in the past 10 months.