Heather Tomley

Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach


Heather Tomley is the Acting Manager of the Planning & Environmental Affairs Bureau for the Port of Long Beach. She joined the Port in 2005 and progressively moved into positions of greater responsibility.  She was named to her current post as Acting Managing Director in September of 2018 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the Port’s five-member governing body. She oversees the Divisions of Master Planning, Transportation Planning, and Environmental Planning.
In her previous role as Director of Environmental Planning, Ms. Tomley led the Division most directly responsible for the Port’s signature environmental programs, such as the 2005 Green Port Policy, and coordinated programs to improve air, water and soil quality, preserve wildlife habitat and integrate sustainability into Port practices. She co-wrote, implemented, and assisted with updates to the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), which serves as a guideline for programs focused on cleaning Port related air emissions. She is also responsible for developing the Port’s Energy Initiative.
Ms. Tomley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.