Board of Water Commissioners

At its founding in 1911, the Long Beach Water Department was originally placed under the control of the Long Beach City Manager. In the subsequent years, the City of Long Beach continued to grow while its water supply became more unreliable. It eventually became apparent that independent oversight of the Water Department would be necessary.
The need for an independent Water Commission was brought to the city’s attention by two separate committees formed in 1930, a Citizens Water Committee and a Water Rights Committee. Each committee would be tasked with studying local water conditions and subsequently reporting their findings and recommendations.
The current President of the Board is Gloria Cordero, who was elected by his fellow Board members in October 2022. Naomi Rainey serves as Vice President and Gina Rushing Maguire serves as Secretary.
GLORIA CORDERO - BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS

GLORIA CORDERO

PRESIDENT

Appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners in January 2015

Long Beach Water Commissioner Naomi Rainey

NAOMI RAINEY

VICE PRESIDENT

Appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners in October 2020

GINA RUSHING MAGUIRE

SECRETARY

Appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners in February 2022

FRANK MARTINEZ

COMMISSIONER

Appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners in July 2013

ROBERT SHANNON

COMMISSIONER

Appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners in April 2014

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