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12/20/2013



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Long Beach port's board elects officers


The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has elected Doug Drummond as president, Rich Dines as vice president and newly appointed Commissioner Lori Ann Farrell as secretary.

The election followed the departures of former President Thomas Fields and former Vice President Nick Sramek last month.

A former Long Beach city councilman and retired Long Beach police commander, Drummond was appointed to the five-member harbor commission in 2011.

"We intend to work together to make this port even stronger and better able to compete in the international marketplace," said Drummond in a press release.

Dines was appointed to a six-year term on the board in July 2011. A longtime longshoreman, he was elected president of International Longshore and Warehouse Union's Southern California District Council in 2007, and has been a member of the union's executive board and political action committee.

A former chief financial officer for the city of Long Beach, Farrell currently is the finance director for the city of Huntington Beach.

With the addition of Farrell, the board — which oversees the Port of Long Beach — now has four members. The fifth commissioner will be appointed later by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council.



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