A Message from Melinda Seely, President of AirFair
Welcome to the AirFair web site! We are pleased you are paying us a visit.
When a group of us organized in May 2002, we chose the name AirFair because we believe the citizens of John Wayne Airport corridor cities have done our fair share of absorbing the impact of Orange County air traffic.
AirFair's Board Includes Two Well-Known Civic Leaders
Two of our board members and also founding members are Evelyn Hart (left) and Jean Watt. Both have been on Newport Beach City Council and Evelyn was Mayor.
Jean Watt is a founder of SPON, Stop Polluting Our Newport, Newport Conservancy, Friends of Harbors, Beaches, and Parks, and served as President of all three organizations. She is a Public Advisory Committee Member, Souther California Wetlands Recovery Project (SCWRP) as well as the Co-chair of SCWRP's Orange County Task Force. A native of Pasadena, CA, she spent summers in Newport Beach from 1931-1953. A Stanford graduate in Economics/Political Science and Nursing, she also received a certificate in Transportation Planning from UCI. She was married to Dr. James Watt and has four children: Tamara, Terry, Mike, and Lorna.
As president of SPON and also as a city council member, Watt was a part of the negotiations about JWA as well as the lawsuit (NB vs. OC) which ajudicated the Settlement Agreement.
Evelyn Hart served on the Newport Beach Council as well as serving as mayor. She was named as Woman of the Year for the Congressional District by Senator Tom Harman. Hart recently ran the successful fundraising for the Oasis, the senior center in NB, raising millions of dollars. She is a longtime member of the OC Republican Council and the board of the Youth Employment Service.
Gloria Alkire Nancy Alston Evelyn Hart (former Mayor, Newport Beach) Jo Carol Hunter Marcia Marlowe Jennifer McDonald Bonnie O’Neil Jeanne Price Melinda Seely, President Tim Stoaks Jean Watt(former Council, Newport Beach)