The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday 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.
Mayor Robert Garcia announced the reappointments last month. Both Bynum, the Harbor Board Vice President, and Drummond, a former Board President, were originally appointed by Garcia’s predecessor, Mayor Bob Foster.
“These commissioners have done outstanding jobs helping to lead the Harbor Department,” 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.”
“I look forward to adding to the great things we have done as a Commission with the reappointment of Commissioners Bynum and Drummond,” Harbor Board President Lori Ann Guzmán said. “Thank you to the Mayor and City Council for recognizing the value of their service.”
Bynum is Executive Vice President of College Advancement and Economic Development for Long Beach City College. She joined LBCC in 1997 and advanced to her current role in 2012. Her May 2014 appointment to the Harbor board, formed in 1925, marked its first female majority. Bynum has 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 degree from UCLA.
Drummond represented the 3rd District 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 he became a Harbor Board Commissioner in 2011, Drummond was a member of the City of Long Beach Civil Service Commission and the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Transportation Company. His other service included stints as California State Commissioner for the Board of Parole Hearings and Fish and Game Commissioner for Los Angeles County. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Cal State Long Beach, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in criminology from August Vollmer University.
Though commissioners serve six-year terms, Drummond, 78, has said he plans to retire June 30, 2017, concluding almost 60 years in public service.