Long Beach port commissioner to receive humanitarian award
The National Conference for Community and Justice of Southern California will award Long Beach Harbor Commissioner James Hankla the group's Humanitarian Award during the organization's 44th annual awards dinner on Thursday.
Organizers expect the event to raise more than $100,000, which will go toward future NCCJ work.
The honorees, selected by a committee of former humanitarian honorees, were chosen for their civic contributions, their lifelong commitment to humankind and their advancement of the NCCJ mission to fight bigotry, bias and racism in America.
Hankla, a long-time contributor to civic causes and a former Long Beach city manager, now guides policy for the Port of Long Beach as the current president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.