Mr. Shannon was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster in April 2014. Prior to his (semi) retirement in 2013, Robert (Bob) Shannon served as a municipal lawyer for 44 years in the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach. He worked initially as a Criminal Prosecutor and later as a Civil Litigator in State and Federal court. First elected in 1998, he served for 15 years as the City Attorney of Long Beach. He is currently the Administrative Hearing Officer for the city of Anaheim. Mr. Shannon distributes food as a volunteer for the nonprofit Meals on Wheels.