Speak Up Newport - Mayor's Dinner


Each year, Speak Up Newport 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.

The 42nd Annual Speak Up Newport Mayor’s Dinner will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the VEA Newport Beach. This year’s event will honor Mayor Will O’Neill of Newport Beach who will give the annual State of the City Address. The event also includes a special recognition of the City’s past mayors.

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

Event Details


42nd Annual Mayor's Dinner
VEA Newport Beach
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

February 29, 2024
No-host Reception: 6:00 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM

Single Seat - $150 per person
Underwriter’s Table - 10 seats - $2,000
Premier Sponsor’s Table - 10 seats - $5,500

RSVP by January 29, 2024

CLICK HERE to download a mail in check form.

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