HARBOR COMMISSION HOLDS ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS


HARBOR COMMISSION HOLDS ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — August 10, 2007 — S. David Freeman and Jerilyn López Mendoza have been re-elected president and vice president, respectively, to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners for the 2007-2008 term. Commissioner Douglas P. Krause has also been reappointed for a five-year term on the Harbor Commission.  

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners oversees the management and operations of the Port of Los Angeles, the number one port in the nation, ranked by container volume. The five-member board is appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council. The commissioners serve five-year terms and elections are held every July for the offices of president and vice president.

Mayor Antonio Villaraisgosa originally appointed the current members to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in September 2005. Current Board members are:

President S. David Freeman
Vice President Jerilyn López Mendoza
Comissioner Kaylynn L. Kim
Comissioner Douglas P. Krause
Comissioner Joseph R. Radisich

Celebrating its Centennial in 2007, the Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port.  As the leading seaport in the nation in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 259,000 regional jobs and $8.4 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.  At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach.  For its industry leading environmental initiatives, the Port received two Environmental Protection Agency awards in 2006.  The Port of Los Angeles – A Cleaner Port.  A Brighter Future.