In 2015, Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon and several community leaders developed a forum called Women in Newport Networking (WiNN) to encourage more Newport Beach women to serve local civic and community groups.
The WiNN planning committee is comprised of Mayor Dixon, Debra Allen, Robyn Grant, Kathy Harrison and Sarah Hostetler.
WiNN will host an Open House on September 22 at 5:30 p.m. to provide an opportunity for community members to meet the candidates for Newport Beach City Council. Please visit the City Clerk's General Municipal Election - November 8, 2016 webpage for more information on this event, other candidate forums and the 2016 General Municipal Election.
The first WiNN forum was held:
Thursday, February 25
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Newport Beach Civic Center, Community Room
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 92660
Approximately 200 community members attended the inaugural WiNN forum, view photos from the forum.
The City and local, nonprofit organizations (see below for the list of event partners) provided information at the forum about their volunteer groups and needs. There was a brief panel discussion featuring current and former community leaders Marian Bergeson, Roberta "Bobbie" Fesler, Judy Johnson and Dorothy Larson, and participants were able to talk with panelists and other community volunteers, view the forum program and speaker bios.
Women in Newport Networking Partner List
- City of Newport Beach-Boards, Commissions and Committees
- Citizens Police Academy
- Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce
- Coastline Community College Foundation
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Environmental Nature Center
- Friends of OASIS
- Friends of the Library
- Newport Bay Conservancy
- Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Newport Beach Arts Foundation
- Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
- Newport-Mesa ProLiteracy
- Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON)