Tracy Egoscue enhanced Port’s environmental, community initiatives…

Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Tracy J. Egoscue has announced she will not seek reappointment when her term expires on June 30, 2020. Since her appointment in 2014, Egoscue has served as board secretary, vice president, and president of the board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and the city’s Harbor Department.

“My six years of service on the Board and to the City of Long Beach has been rewarding, and I’ve been fortunate to assist my colleagues and Port staff with many projects that have furthered the Port’s capital and environmental initiatives,” Egoscue said. “Although I will be leaving the Board, I look forward to continuing my long-term service to our community and focusing on my environmental law practice,” she added.

Commission President Bonnie Lowenthal noted that Egoscue’s service took place during a period of unprecedented activity for the Port. “Commissioner Egoscue’s deep experience in environmental initiatives helped make our many projects more sustainable and strengthened our worldwide reputation for outstanding service and corporate responsibility. She helped us expand our community mitigation and sponsorship programs. Tracy also championed the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility project, and helped navigate challenges of the bankruptcy of a major ocean carrier, the sale of the Middle Harbor lease, and consolidation throughout the industry.”

Egoscue has represented the Port on several national and international trade missions and served as the Board representative or alternate on a range of Port-related organizations. In addition she has served in several roles in environmentally focused organizations and has practiced environmental litigation in the areas of endangered species, wetlands, fisheries, water and more.

“Tracy’s commitment to Long Beach and to our environment is unmatched, and we are a better community because of her service to the Port,” noted Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “I know her tireless efforts will continue in Long Beach through her work for the Bay Foundation and Mujeres de la Tierra.”

“We’re going to miss Commissioner Egoscue’s attention to detail and leadership that inspired us to always strive to be a better seaport and community institution,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “Tracy comes from a distinguished line of environmentally minded Long Beach residents and we are grateful for her service.”

The City Council has confirmed two people nominated by Garcia for the Board of Harbor Commissioners. Commissioner Bobby Olvera Jr. has replaced former Commissioner Lou Anne Bynum, who left the Board in March. Sharon L. Weissman will replace Egoscue in July.

The Port of Long Beach is the Port of Choice – the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $170 billion annually and supports 2.6 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including more than 575,000 in Southern California. The Port of Long Beach prides itself on its top-notch customer service and operational excellence, and in 2019 industry leaders named it “The Best West Coast Seaport in North America.” Founded in 1911, the Port today encompasses 3,200 acres with 35 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 80 berths and 66 gantry cranes. In 2019, the Port handled 7.6 million container units, the second-best year in its history.