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Michael Galvin, Director of Real Estate Apr 15, 2021 7:30 AM
Port of Los Angeles - Latest Developments at the Port
Port of Los Angeles - Latest Developments at the Port

Please join us tomorrow morning as we celebrate and congratulate our April 2021 students of the month! These students are from POLA High School, Mary Star, and San Pedro High. We are also going to have a wonderful speaker, Michael Galvin, from the Port of LA. We will learn all about Commerical and Industrial Real Estate at our Port!  

Michael Galvin is the Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s leading container port. The Port of Los Angeles is a landlord seaport, covering 7500 acres of land and water, with more than 300 leaseholders including the Port’s visitor-serving LA Waterfront which comprises over 400 acres and 8 miles of waterfront spanning the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. The Port of Los Angeles is committed to creating and improving public access to the water’s edge through continual investment in word-class infrastructure that will activate the LA Waterfront and attract private investment on port property and in the adjacent communities of San Pedro and Wilmington.

In this role, Mr. Galvin is responsible for the development and management of the Port’s LA Waterfront including commercial development opportunities, cruise passengers, hotels, restaurants, recreational marinas, and commercial fueling. Mr. Galvin oversees a team of Real Estate professionals that manage the LA Waterfront properties, plan for future public access investment, market new development opportunities and engage with stakeholders to ensure maximum linkage with local communities and regional visitor-serving interests. 

Mr. Galvin also oversees the Port’s $200 million redevelopment program for marine oil terminals under the State of California Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS).  The MOTEMS redevelopment program will provide support to regional refinery operations, LAX aviation fuel logistics, and the San Pedro Bay shipping fuel market.

Mr. Galvin first joined the Port in 2004 and promoted to Director of Real Estate in 2007. He began his City career in 2000 in real estate for the Bureau of Engineering.

Mr. Galvin holds a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State College of Law. Mr. Galvin is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the State of California.  

Miguel Andrade is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rotary Club of San Pedro - April 15th Morning Meeting
Time: Apr 15, 2021 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Tony Rasmussen & Liz Johnson May 13, 2021 7:30 AM
Grand Vision Foundation - Meet the Music
Grand Vision Foundation - Meet the Music

Meet the Music

Grand Vision’s in-school music program, Meet the Music, began in 2009. It has grown into a model education program, annually serving over 1,800 fourth and fifth graders in San Pedro and Wilmington with an innovative sequential 18-month curriculum.

Fourth graders receive the Roots of Music Program (RoMP) which teaches foundational music concepts through global music traditions. Fifth graders receive Recorders-in-Schools, a full school year of weekly instrumental training. This two-year approach ensures that students gain real musical skills as well as a developing sense of cultural literacy that they can take with them into middle school and beyond.

Dr. Tony Rasmussen, Director of Music Education for Grand Vision Foundation

Since 2019, Dr. Rasmussen has directed Grand Vision’s Meet the Music program, overseeing the work of Grand Vision’s teaching artists, maintaining and building relationships with the organization’s partner schools, and most recently, teaching “Roots of Music,” the fourth grade section of the program.

Dr. Rasmussen is a musician and educator with a PhD in ethnomusicology and an MFA in music composition. He is a prolific researcher in the field of Latin American music and cultural studies. He has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Latin American Perspectives and Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture.

For younger students, he has taught music curriculum through Riverside elementary STEAM workshops; at UCLA’s middle school Summer Discovery program; and with After-School All-Stars, the nationwide program for middle and high school aspiring rock musicians. A musician himself, Dr. Rasmussen has written and recorded contemporary music and performed with traditional mariachi, Andean, and Persian ensembles.