Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon will give a State of the City address at a Jan. 19 Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon.
The luncheon will take place at Fig & Olive at 151 Newport Center Drive, and the lunch costs $30 for members and $40 for guests. Check-in and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the program from noon to 1:15 p.m.
The event is expected to sell out, and organizers ask that you reserve a spot by calling (949) 673-4050. No payments will be accepted at the door.
Dixon will be the featured speaker and will discuss the state of Newport Beach in what traditionally is a preview of the Mayor’s Dinner speech, which will take place in February. The event also will feature the installation of the 2016 chamber board of directors.
“Diane has a political science degree from USC (1973, Honors) and a 30-year career as a senior executive in a Fortune 500 public company – managing at the intersection of business and government,” according to an event email. “She has run her own consulting firm and knows the challenges of small businesses. A core competency of hers has been to establish connections among business, government, communities and nonprofit organizations. She has spent over 40 years engaging communities, stakeholders, employees, shareholders and public officials in the pursuit of good government, good policy and stronger communities.”