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The Aviation Committee was formed generally to assist the City in the implementation of Council Policy A-17 (Newport Beach City Council Airport Policy).

Committee Authorization
Amended by Resolution 2019-26 (March 26, 2019).

 Reappointed Term Expires
Council Member Jeff Herdman, Chair
Council Member Diane Dixon, Vice Chair
Deputy City Manager Tara Finnigan
City Attorney Aaron Harp

District #1 Member

Alan Guenther






District #2 Member

Sharon Ray







District #3 Member

Bonnie O'Neil







District #4 Member

Tom Meng







District #5 Member

Cameron Verdi







District #6 Member

Jeffrey Cole







District #7 Member

Hugh Logan






Newport Coast Member

Roger Ham




 At-Large Member

Jack Stranberg






General Aviation Community Member

Stephen Livingston






Airport Working Group Member


until sunsetted

SPON Member


until sunsetted

 CAANP Member       until sunsetted


Length of Term for Members
Defined by Resolution No. 2019-26

Frequency of Meetings
The last Monday of each quarter, unless otherwise noticed

 Tara Finnigan
 Deputy City Manager
 Tom Edwards


Staff Support
Tom Edwards' attendance at the meetings and his monthly "All Things Aviation" summary is part of his monthly retainer ($5K/month). Staff allocates approximately eight hours per month to this committee.

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Aviation Committee - RESCHEDULED to 12/7

  • Date: 11/30/2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  

The November 30 Aviation Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m.  

Agenda Packet - December 7, 2020


On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19. On March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, which allows Aviation Committee Members to attend Aviation Committee meetings by electronic means.  Please be advised that to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Aviation Committee Members may attend this meeting either electronically or telephonically.

Also, please be advised that on March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20, which allows for the public to participate in any meeting of the Aviation Committee telephonically or by other electronic means.  Given the health risks associated with COVID-19, the City of Newport Beach will conduct this meeting via Zoom.  As a member of the public, if you would like to participate in this meeting, you can participate via the following options:

  1. You can submit your questions and comments in writing for the Aviation Committee’s consideration by sending them to Aviation@newportbeachca.gov. To give the Aviation Committee adequate time to review your questions and comments, please submit your written comments by Monday, December 7, at 10 a.m. All emails will be made part of the record.


  2. You can connect with a computer by joining through Zoom.Click the link below to register for the meeting using a valid email address.You will receive a confirmation email allowing you to join the meeting:


  3. Or you may connect by Phone/Audio Only by calling: 1-669-900-9128. The meeting ID is 913 0462 1389#

Please know that it is important for the City to allow public participation at this meeting.    While the City does not expect there to be any changes to the above process for participating in this meeting, if there is a change, the City will post the information as soon as possible to the City’s website.


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