“Raul and Lillian will both serve the Long Beach community well on the Mitigation Grant Advisory Committee,” said Mayor Foster. “Lillian has more than 30 years of experience with port interests, environmental issues and grant management. Raul has been working tirelessly in the Long Beach community.”
Añorve is an active volunteer in Long Beach. He currently serves on the Human Relations Commission and on the board of directors for the Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Center. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Long Beach program.
Kawasaki has an extensive background in sustainability through her 12 years with the Port of Los Angeles, and her own consulting company specializing in environment, energy and green economic issues. She was elected in 2006 as a board member of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. She is an eight-year Long Beach resident.
The Mitigation Grant Advisory Committee helps select projects for funding under the Port Grant Program, made possible by the approval of the Middle Harbor redevelopment project. The committee appointment is a two-year term and does not require City Council or Harbor Commission approval.