Annual WiNN Forums
The WiNN Committee held a "Mingle with the Mayor" in the Community Room of the Newport Beach Civic Center on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This mingle served as an opportunity to learn more about the City and how to serve on a board, commission or committee. The guest speaker for the evening was City Manager Grace Leung.
The WiNN Committee also held an informal meet and mingle with the newest Newport Beach City Council Member, Joy Brenner on Monday, January 7, 2019. The event was held at The Bungalow in Corona del Mar.
The third annual WiNN Forum was held on Monday, April 23, 2018 in the Community Room of the Newport Beach Civic Center. The special guest speaker was Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.
The second annual WiNN Forum was held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the Community Room of the Newport Beach Civic Center. The special guest speaker was Michelle Steel, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
Approximately 200 community members attended the inaugural WiNN forum on February 25, 2016. View photos from the forum.
The City and local, nonprofit organizations 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.
In 2015, several community leaders developed a forum called Women in Newport Networking (WiNN) to encourage Newport Beach women to engage in, and serve as members of, City boards, committees and commissions, and civic and community organizations. Not long after, the focus of WiNN was broadened and the forums and events are designed to create awareness among Newport Beach men and women of opportunities to serve the City of Newport Beach and how they can be actively involved in their community.
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