Port of Long Beach appoints new government representative

Port of Long Beach appoint new government position

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the appointment of Adrian Granda, the Director of Government Affairs for the City of San Diego, to fill the same role at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.

As Director of Government Relations, Granda will be Port of Long Beach’s representative to federal, state and local governments and oversee workforce development. In this capacity, he will also supervise the activities of the port’s legislative advocates in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

Granda comes to the port after four years leading San Diego’s strategic intergovernmental initiatives.

Prior to that, Granda held several positions, among them policy adviser to a San Diego County supervisor, and Director of Communications, council representative and Interim Director of Legislative Affairs for a San Diego City council member.

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Recently, the port’s Government Relations Division was moved along with the Communications and Community Relations Division to form the Strategic Advocacy Bureau.

“The organisational change brought together the functions and activities of government advocacy, communications with the public and workforce development, to tell the story of one of North America’s busiest seaports within a strategic framework,” the port said in a statement.

Last month, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Port of Los Angeles, and Port of Long Beach completed a comprehensive baselining study one year after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Green and Digital Shipping Corridor.

More recently, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles received an award from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for the ports’ Clean Truck Fund (CTF) initiative.

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