Council Member Robyn Grant (2026)
Council Member Robyn Grant was elected to the Newport Beach City Council in November 2022.
She is a USC educated attorney with a specialty in real estate and environmental law and received a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. She is also a business owner and teaches college courses in Business Law and Business Ethics.
A Newport Beach resident for over 35 years, she is committed to transparent and inclusive governance. Her priorities include maintaining fiscal prosperity, providing a high level of police, fire, and other city services, increasing resident participation, protecting our natural environment, harbor and beaches, and supporting a vibrant business community.
The Newport Beach Police and Fire Associations selected her as their four year representative to the Civil Service Board in 2016 and again in 2020. She previously served on the Library Board of Trustees overseeing Citywide library services and liaising with the community to redevelop the Corona del Mar Library and Fire Station. Prior to that, she served two terms on the City Arts Commission implementing family-oriented programs, including concerts, theater, and arts installations throughout Newport Beach, as well as coordinating details for the renovation of the Central Library.
A hallmark of her commitment to Newport Beach is her support of public-private coalitions, including establishing a permanent state-of-the-art animal shelter in the City, providing K-9 dogs for the Newport Beach Police Department, and revitalizing McFadden Square during the City Centennial.
She has been married for over 30 years to David Grant, a business litigation attorney practicing in Orange County for over 50 years. Together they have two children, Madison, also an attorney, and David, a composer and university professor.
Service & Recognition:
- Civil Service Board, 2016 & 2020
- Library Board of Trustees, 2012
- City Arts Commission, 2005 & 2009
- Speak Up Newport, Board Member
- Leadership Tomorrow, Board Member
- Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter (FONBAS), Board Member
- Women in Newport Networking (WiNN), Founding Member
- Newport Beach Arts Foundation, Member
- Ballet Pacifica, Board Member
- California Emergency Response Training (CERT)
- Newport Beach Citizen’s Police Academy
- Newport Beach Government Academy
- McFadden Square Centennial Project Committee
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