Speak Up Newport - Mayor's Dinner

Forty-First Annual Mayor’s Dinner

The 41st Annual Speak Up Newport (SUN) Mayor’s Dinner was held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at the VEA Newport Beach Hotel.

Please see the video below.

Each year, SUN presents the Annual Mayor's Dinner, which is attended by more than 450 Newport Beach business and community leaders. The event is covered by the local media and videotaped and replayed several times on local Newport Beach cable channels.

This year’s event will honor the 2023 Newport Beach Mayor, Noah Blom, who was selected at the December 13th City Council Meeting. Mayor Blom will give the annual State of the City Address.

The evening’s Master of Ceremonies will be KCAL 9 and CBS 2 Orange County reporter and Newport Beach resident Michele Gile.

The event will include a special recognition of the City’s past mayors.

“SUN’s Annual Mayor’s Dinner is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate friendships and visit with local dignitaries”, said SUN President and former Newport Beach Mayor Edward Selich.

Event Details

41st Annual Mayor's Dinner
VEA Newport Beach
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

February 9, 2023
No-host Reception: 6:00 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM

Single Seat - $125 per person
Underwriter’s Table - 10 seats - $1,750

Click Here to see the Photo Gallery for the 2022 Event.

Click Here to see the Photo Gallery for the 2020 Event.

Click Here to see the Photo Gallery for the 2019 Event.

2023 Speak Up Newport Board of Directors

  • Edward Selich, President
  • Tony Petros, Vice President
  • Hugh Logan, Secretary
  • Marie Marston, Treasurer

Debra Allen Moore, Jeff Boyles, Robyn Grant, Rush Hill, Ashley Johnson, Jon Langford, Eric Little, Brian McDonough, Joe Stapleton, Rhonda Watkins, Krista Weigand

Honorary Directors

Diane Dixon, Dave Goff, Kathy Harrison, Marilee Jackson, Caroline Logan, Carol McDermott, Mary Petropoulos, Kay Walker, Pat Zartler