Lucille Roybal-Allard was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Karen Bass and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on May 2, 2023. She was elected president of the Harbor Commission on July 20, 2023.
Roybal-Allard served in the U.S. House of Representatives for three decades and was the first Mexican-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She represented California's 40th Congressional District from 2013-2023, 34th Congressional District from 2003-2013 and 33rd Congressional District from 1992-2003. Roybal-Allard served in the California State Assembly from 1987-1992, where she was a strong advocate for women's rights and environmental equity.
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Roybal-Allard led the effort to secure $57 million to dredge the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel and advocated for numerous Port-related security grants.
She coordinated with Port stakeholders after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to form the Central California Area Maritime Security Committee, bolstering the line of defense for the San Pedro Bay port complex.
A Los Angeles native, she holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles.