The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Bob Foster’s appointment of the City’s former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Lori Ann Farrell to the Board of Harbor Commissioners, which oversees the Port of Long Beach and the staff of the City’s Harbor Department.
Farrell, a 14-year resident of Long Beach, will fill one of two vacancies on the five-member Harbor Commission. The commissioners are appointed by the mayor to a maximum of two six-year terms and are compensated $100 per board meeting.
Prior to her current position as the City of Huntington Beach’s Director of Finance, Farrell was Long Beach’s CFO from 2007 to 2010, and before that she was the Long Beach City Controller from 2006-2007. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York, and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from Barnard College at Columbia University.
“I look forward to my new role as a Harbor Commissioner. This is a great opportunity to serve the community and do all I can to help the Port and the City of Long Beach to prosper,” Farrell said.