Lowenthal Reappointed to Long Beach Harbor Commission

Bonnie Lowenthal. Photo via Port of Long Beach.

Longtime civic leader Bonnie Lowenthal has been reappointed to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the commission that governs the Port of Long Beach, one of the largest seaports in the nation.

The Long Beach City Council made Mayor Rex Richardson’s reappointment of Lowenthal official on May 2 when it unanimously approved it. Each term is six years, and the mayor can appoint each commissioner to up to two terms. Lowenthal is the 68th commissioner since the commission structure was established in 1925.

Before being named to the commission in 2017, Lowenthal served as a Long Beach City Council member representing the city’s First District, on the Long Beach Board of Education and as a member of the California State Assembly, where she chaired the Select Committee on Ports and Transportation Committee.

Lowenthal was first named to the commission in July 2017 and has had terms as president, vice president and secretary.

By Karen Robes Meeks