Sandy Naranjo was sworn in to the Board of Port Commissioners on January 3, 2021, after appointment by the National City City Council. She is a mother, environmental justice activist, community organizer, labor advocate, and political economist currently residing in National City with her two children. Prior to her appointment as Port Commissioner, Naranjo worked for a national climate justice organization, Mothers Out Front, where she organized thousands of mothers, grandmothers, and others to advocate for a swift, complete, and just transition to clean, renewable energy. She has served on multiple community advisory boards, both regional and statewide. She was elected as the first chair of the Sweetwater Authority Citizens Advisory Committee; appointed a member of the AB 617 steering committee to advise the San Diego Air Pollution Control District on the best ways to mitigate exposure to toxic air pollution; and served as a member for the California Energy Commission’s Advisory Committee for the Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan. Commissioner Naranjo has three bachelors’ degrees with honors in political science, political economy, and economics, along with a minor in women’s studies from California State University, San Bernardino.
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