Join us to learn more about the key components that form the foundation of our city,

and become recognized as a Distinguished Citizen of Newport Beach.

2019 / 1st Quarter:

Total of 4 Evenings (Every Wednesday in January, from 6-8pm)

1) January 9th – Newport 101

(Friends Room - NB Library)

a. Mayor – State of the City

b. Homer Bludau – Previous City Manager (City Charter and Council/Manager Form of Local Government)

c. Grace Leung – City Manager (Harbor and Airport)

d. Leilani Brown – City Clerk (Boards, Commissions and Committees)

2) January 16th – human resources / Legal & Public Safety

(Community room - City Hall)

a. Aaron Harp – City Attorney

b. Barbara Salvini – Human Resources Director

c. Chief Jon Lewis – NB Police Department

d. Chief Chip Duncan – NB Fire Department

3) January 23rd – education + Library + Parks/Beaches + Business

(Community room - City Hall)

a. Dr. Fred Navarro – Superintendent Newport Mesa School District

b. Tim Hetherton – Library Services Director

c. Laura Detweiler – Director of Recreation & Senior Services

d. Mario Marovic – NB Business Leader

4) January 30th – Finances + City Planning

(Community room - City Hall)

a. Dan Matusiewicz – Director of Finance

b. Seimone Jurjis – Community Development Director

c. Dave Webb – Public Works Director

d. Mark Vukojevic – Utilities Director

e. GRADUATION – Distinguished Citizen Recognition & Presentation of Completion


• Applicants MUST live or work in Newport Beach, Ca.

• Applicants must commit to attend the program for 4 weeks in a row. Classes will take place every Wednesday from 6-8pm. The 1st Quarter classes are scheduled for Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23 and Jan 30.

• Each accepted participant will be charged a $100 admission fee for the Distinguished Citizen Program. This fee will cover weekly dinners provided by the Bungalow, and the rented space which the Program meetings will be held in.

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* A limited number of people will be chosen to participate per quarter.