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Long Beach Water Commissioner Harry Saltzgaver Stepping Down from Board After Eight Years of Service

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Contact  Kaylee Weatherly
phone     (562) 714-8250
email      kaylee.weatherly@lbwater.org

Long Beach Water Commissioner Harry Saltzgaver Stepping Down from Board After Eight Years of Service
Saltzgaver’s last meeting with the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners is Thursday, September 17, 2020

Long Beach, California – Today, Long Beach Water Commissioner and current president Harry Saltzgaver will be stepping down from the Board after eight years of service. With Saltzgaver’s departure, a new Mayor-appointed Water Commissioner will begin their tenure.

Saltzgaver was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster in October 2012 and has served three terms as president of the Board from 2013-2015 and from 2019-2020.

“I am proud of my eight years on the Board of Water Commissioners,” said Harry Saltzgaver. “Water is essential to our community, and I am glad to have played a role in this vital service for our city. I am looking forward to continuing to be an advocate for water use efficiency and water issues as a dedicated Long Beach resident.”

During his service on the Board of Water Commissioners, Saltzgaver has guided many policy directions at Long Beach Water, including the development of the award-winning Lawn-to-Garden turf removal program and other water use efficiency programs, expansion of the recycled water system, and the 20th year anniversary of the Long Beach Groundwater Treatment Plant showcasing a commitment to serving exceptional water quality.

Saltzgaver previously served on the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission for 11 years. He is the past chair of the Goodwill SOLAC board of directors, the treasurer of the Grand Prix of Long Beach Foundation, a board member of U.S. Vets and an advisory board member for Salvation Army of Long Beach. He is a former member of numerous boards, including WomenShelter of Long Beach, Precious Lamb Preschool, Public Corporation for the Arts and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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