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.
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 mayor. She was named as Woman of the Year for the Congressional District by Senator Tom Harman. Hart recently run the successful fundraising for the Oasis, the senior center in NB. She is a longtime member of the OC Republican Council and the board of the Youth Employment Service.