LONG BEACH—Sharon L. Weissman, recently retired senior advisor and transportation deputy to Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, has joined the Long Beach Harbor Commission. She participated in her first Harbor Commission meeting on July 13 as the newest member of the board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Harbor Department.
She was appointed to the Harbor Commission by Mayor Garcia in May, and unanimously confirmed by the Long Beach City Council. She replaces former Harbor Commissioner Tracy Egoscue whose term ended June 30.
“I’m eager to serve on the Harbor Commission and am looking forward to making a meaningful impact on both the maritime and Long Beach communities,” Weissman said in a released statement.
Weissman served as Garcia’s Chief of Staff while he was Vice Mayor and the District 1 City Council Member. When Garcia was elected Mayor in 2014, she became his senior advisor and eventually also took on the role of transportation deputy. She had also served as a staffer and Chief of Staff to then California State Senator and Assemblymember Jenny Oropeza.
Weissman currently serves as president of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and in the past served on boards of the Arts Council for Long Beach, the Long Beach Symphony and the Fair Housing Foundation.