Workshop #9: Government

“Leadership and learning are indispensible to each other.” John F. Kennedy

Government Day brings together a variety of experiences to inform, influence, and inspire the Class of 2017 with local government leadership principles.

The day begins in the Friends Room of the Newport Beach Public Library with a presentation by Ryan Painter, Community Services Supervisor, City of Irvine, and Steve Knollmiller, Program Coordinator High School Youth Action Team, City of Irvine, about scholastic programs connecting young people to government opportunities. Next, Maj. Gen. Andrew W. O’Donnell Jr. – US Marine Corp., Retired, provides real life “Examples in Leadership” from his storied military career. Mary Locey, City of Newport Beach Public Information Specialist (Class of ’16,) then hosts a tour of the nine departments of the Civic Center.

Lunch will be in the Civic Center Community Room, where community members interested in participating in the next Leadership Tomorrow class will join the group and hear from Kirstin Miller, Chair of the Board of Directors (Class of ’13,) Class of 2017 representatives Nick Socha and Sophia Rose, and Gina Jackson, recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award (Class of ’15.)

Following lunch, Steven Rosansky, President and CEO of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce (Class of ’02,) will moderate two panels; the first with Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, Irvine Mayor Don Wagner, Newport Beach Mayor Kevin Muldoon, and Tustin Mayor Dr. Allan Bernstein; the second with City Managers Tom Hatch, City of Costa Mesa, Sean Joyce, City of Irvine, Dave Kiff, City of Newport Beach, and Jeff Parker, City of Tustin.

The final presentation of the day occurs in the state of the art Newport Beach Civic Center Emergency Command Center, led by Katie Eing, Newport Beach Emergency Services Coordinator.

Along the way the Class will gather some Government Day “swag” including Police and Fire Department Challenge Coins and a City of Newport Beach tote of goodies.