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Wake Up! Newport
Costa Mesa Mayor, Katrina Foley
- Date: 06/01/2017 7:15 am - 8:45 am
- Location: Central Library Friends Room
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, California 92660
A free opportunity to meet one on one with legislative and government officials and stay updated on current local, state and federal issues.
Featuring Guest Speaker
Katrina Foley, Mayor, City of Costa Mesa
The City Council majority changed after the last election and the new council is working hard to be responsive to the residents and make some significant decisions that will improve the quality of life.
The discussion will include…
- New slow growth ordinance
- Marijuana ordinance
- Group homes
- Public safety
- Attracting new partners to the city
- Ballot box changes
Katrina Foley was elected to the Costa Mesa City Council for the third time in 2014. Prior to that, she was elected to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees in 2010. She previously served the public on the Costa Mesa City Council when elected in November 2004 and again in 2008.
Katrina’s focus is on making Costa Mesa better for families. She has two school age boys and is married to Casey Swanson, a local teacher. Katrina served as the school board Legislative Representative and liaison to the Newport Mesa Arts Commission, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and the Costa Mesa Youth Sports Council.
As a City Council member, Katrina served as the chair to the Redevelopment Agency and City Council liaison to the following: OC Fair, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Youth in Government Program, Child Care amp; Youth Services Committee, Cultural Arts Committee, and Santa Ana River Trail Blue Ribbon Committee.
Katrina also served her community as chair of the Orange Coast College President Search Committee, and has previously served as chair of the Coast Community College Citizens Oversight Committee, a trustee for the Vector Control Board, and council representative for the Advisory Counsel to the Orange County Great Park. Prior to her election to city council, she served on the city’s Planning Commission for more than five years, as a member of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Measure A Oversight Committee, and the Costa Mesa Human Relations Committee.
Katrina also volunteers her time on several non-profit boards. She is president of the Costa Mesa High School Foundation, and Academics Director for the Costa Mesa Football Boosters. She was a director and secretary for the Costa Mesa Community Athletic Foundation and president of the recently formed National Scholastic Skateboarding League.
She has also served as a Director for four county-wide non-profit boards: the Girl Scouts, the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and Orange County HeadStart. Katrina is a member of the Hispanic and Celtic Bar Associations, and has volunteered her time for numerous civic organizations including Pediatric Cancer Research, TH Hoops, Costa Mesa Pop Warner, the Costa Mesa High School and Sonora Elementary School PTAs, where she is a past President and Honorary Service Award Recipient.
Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
Presenting sponsor Credit Union of Southern California
**Breakfast treats will be provided by Pick My Solar.
This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.
Contact: Pam Smith – email@example.com – (949) 729-4411
Age Level: Adults