Community Advocates

Augie Bezmalinovich, San Pedro Community Affairs Advocate

Augie Bezmalinovich
Augie Bezmalinovich works for the Community Relations Division at the Port of Los Angeles as the San Pedro Community Affairs Advocate. He serves as a liaison between the various communities surrounding the Port of Los Angeles and throughout the Southern California region to educate and promote the Port as both a regional community partner and major economic asset. He works with community leaders and Port-related business stakeholders to identify programs and venues for facilitation of Port and community interactions citywide and provide strategies for overcoming or resolving community issues that impact the Port. Augie is a lifelong resident of San Pedro, where his family has lived for close to 100 years. He graduated from Mary Star of the Sea High School and University of Southern California. He and his wife Lynn have three children and two grandchildren.

Cecilia Moreno, Wilmington Community Affairs Advocate

Cecilia Moreno
Cecilia Moreno is the Wilmington Community Affairs Advocate for the Port of Los Angeles having joined the City of Los Angeles in July of 2006. Prior to this position, Cecilia managed the community affairs for the Shell Los Angeles Refinery in Wilmington, now known as the Andeavor Refinery. Cecilia is a native of Wilmington where she continues to live, working to improve the quality of lives of the residents of this wonderful community. Cecilia is a product of public education having graduated from Banning High School and attending California State University Dominguez Hills where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree in Public Administration. She is also a graduate of the Coro Executive Fellows Program. She is readily recognized for her civic and community activities having served on the boards of several organizations like the Wilmington YMCA, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Neighborhood Council, Friends of Banning’s Landing and the Harbor Division Community-Police Advisory Board. In 2009, she was recognized as a True Angel of the City of Los Angeles by then Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She co-founded and has co-chaired the Harbor Division Spanish Community-Police Advisory Board since 2004. She continues to strive to build a healthy, safe community for all stakeholders.