TORRANCE — Linden Nishinaga was appointed by the Torrance City Council to become a member of the Torrance Water Commission at the council meeting on Jan. 24. The present term is for four years.
The Torrance Water Commission is an advisory board to the City Council on water policy matters. It performs a multitude of duties, including making recommendations to the council regarding plans for expansion of the city’s water service facilities, capital improvement program, procurement of an adequate water supply, and other matters concerning water service.
Nishinaga is a California licensed civil engineer and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional. He has worked as a civil, structural, and seismic engineer; a program and project manager; and a sustainability professional in the Southern California public sector for his entire professional career, which had included positions with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Port of Los Angeles, and City of Long Beach Department of Public Works.
Nishinaga, a Torrance resident for the past 28 years, grew up in the Sawtelle District of West Los Angeles and went to University High School. He earned his undergraduate education and engineering degree at UCLA and has taken significant graduate-level courses at several other universities.