The Port of Long Beach (POLB) is hosting a community forum next Monday at Veterans Park Community Center in the Wrigley neighborhood, the Port announced Monday.
The POLB is partnering with the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance for the program, which consists of a question and answer period followed by a time to talk to POLB representatives, including CEO Jon Slangerup.
According to a statement issued Monday, this is the first forum to feature Slangerup. The forum will run from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
The presentation will feature POLB displays, food and beverages and the authors of the new POLB history book, Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Build, Defended and Profited from Their Harbor. The authors, maritime journalists George and Carmela Cunningham, were ultimately picked for the book writing job because of their experience as publishers of a widely-read maritime newsletter and their knowledge of Long Beach.
The book will be launched June 20 at the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s Grape Expectation fundraising gala, during which attendees will receive the first copies. The book will then be available to the general public via an e-book and a print-demand version at very nominal costs, POLB Press Information Officer Art Wong said in an earlier interview.
Individuals can RSVP for the forum here.
For more information on the book go to porttown.polb.com.
Veterans Park Community Center is Located at 101 East 28th Street, Long Beach, CA 90806.