Mayor Foster Appoints Rich Dines and Doug Drummond to Harbor Commission

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Mayor Bob Foster announced Tuesday that he has appointed Rich Dines and Doug Drummond to the City’s Harbor Commission.

“I’m pleased to appoint Rich Dines and Doug Drummond to the Harbor Commission,” said Mayor Foster. “Between the two, they have extensive knowledge of both the Port and the City of Long Beach. I’m confident that they will both serve the Harbor Commission well.”

Dines is the President of the Southern California District Council of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), covering California from San Diego to Fresno and is the Council’s representative to FuturePorts. The Third District resident is a board member of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network and sits on the Policy and Steering Committee for California State University Long Beach’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT).

Drummond was elected to the Long Beach City Council to represent the Third District from 1990 to 1998. He served the Long Beach Police Department for more than 29 years. Drummond recently served the on the board of directors for the Long Beach Transportation Company. He has also taught criminology and management classes for 20 years at the University of Southern California, California State University Long Beach and August Vollmer University. He has been a resident of Long Beach for more than 70 years.

The resignations of Mario Cordero and Mike Walter opened two vacancies on the Harbor Commission. Cordero resigned due to his appointment by President Barack Obama to the Federal Maritime Commission. Walter sent his letter of resignation last month.

“I hoped to be in a position through which I could make a major difference. However, this is not the situation, and the probability of that occurring in the near term appears very low. Therefore, I do not wish to be considered for another term on the Board of Harbor Commissioners,” said former Harbor Commissioner Walter.

“I want to thank both Mario and Mike for their many years of service on the Harbor Commission,” said Mayor Foster. “I deeply appreciate the time and contributions these two men have given to the City and the residents of Long Beach.”

The Mayor’s recommendations for Charter Commissions requires the review by Personnel and Civil Service Committee that will meet on July 26, followed by City Council approval.


One Response to “Mayor Foster Appoints Rich Dines and Doug Drummond to Harbor Commission”
  1. Sammy says:

    Unfortunately for the Port it BOTH newly appointed commissioners are personal friends of the Mayor. So just puppets for the Mayor to control, so how long before the Port becomes a Department of the City Manager? The Port has run very well on it’s on, has given back to the City of Long Beach above and beyond, it’s just too bad that the City of Long Beach doesn’t acknowledge all the work the Port does, and now the Mayor wants to ruin..I mean ultimately run that Department also.