City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 090414
Elvira Hallinan Appointed Manager of Marine Operations
Jane Grobaty, Superintendent of Community Information

George Chapjian, Director of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, announced today the appointment of Elvira Hallinan as Manager of Marine Operations for the City of Long Beach, effective August 23, 2014.

Ms. Hallinan was selected after the completion of a nationwide executive search. She has extensive experience working with marina operations including Marine Maintenance, Marine Safety/Lifeguards and Marine Patrol, as well as retail tenants, live-a-boards and the citizen Marine Advisory Commission.  Ms. Hallinan has been instrumental in the $109 million rebuild of the Alamitos Bay Marina, which opened in the 1950s with 1,900 boat slips.   

"Elvira Hallinan will bring years of experience to the position of Manager of Marine Operations," Mr. Chapjian said. “She has demonstrated the ability to manage a wide range of responsibilities and develop a team of employees who are responsive to the boating community and their unique needs.”  

Ms. Hallinan has served as Acting Manager of Marine Operations since September 2013. Ms. Hallinan began her career with the City of Long Beach as a Management Assistant in 1989 and worked as an Administrative Analyst for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and later in the City Budget Office. In 1998 she was appointed Administrative Officer for the Department of Library Services. She left City service for a few years to raise a family, and returned in 2007 to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine as an Administrative Analyst in their Contract Management Division. She was promoted to Special Projects Officer in the Marine Bureau in June 2010 before taking over as Acting Manager of Marine Operations. 

“I am very proud of our wonderful marina system, and will continue to work to make it the best in the nation,” Ms. Hallinan said. 

Ms. Hallinan holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.

The Long Beach Marine Operations Bureau manages the nation’s largest municipal marina system with three marinas, 3,600 boat slips and five launch ramps.  The marinas generate $19 million in slip revenue annually, and more than $52 million in direct and indirect spending to support the local economy.