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
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.