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Mayor Foster Announces Appointments to the Mitigation Grant Advisory Committee

Mayor Bob Foster announced today that he has appointed three Long Beach residents to the Mitigation Grant Advisory Committee.

Loara Cadavona is a five-year Long Beach resident, and is currently the development manager for the Community Hospital of Long Beach Foundation.  She is also a board member for the North Pine Neighborhood Alliance, and a member of the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ Economic Development Task Force and Retail Visioning Steering Committee.

The Honorable Betty Karnette has an extensive background of community involvement and public service.  She represented the City of Long Beach for 14 years in both the California State Senate and Assembly.  She remains active in the community by serving on local nonprofit boards including Young Horizons, and Long Beach Memorial’s Children’s Clinic.

Silissa Uriarte Smith is a long time Long Beach resident and has more than 13-years experience in the non-profit, political and advocacy management sectors with an emphasis on improving the lives of women and girls.

“All three of my appointments have been extremely involved with the Long Beach community.  Their diverse nonprofit and community experience will serve well on the Mitigation Grant Advisory Committee,” said Mayor Foster. 

The Mitigation Grant Advisory Committee will help select projects for funding under the Port Grant Program, made possible by the recent 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.  In addition to the Mayor’s community appointments, there are two subject matter experts who will be appointed by the Port of Long Beach.

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