March 19, 2020

Mayor of Newport Beach to Speak to Students at ASM-Online on March 23

Originally posted March 19, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that the Mayor of Newport Beach, Will O’Neill, has made himself available for a discussion on the Coronavirus and local politics with our students on Monday, March 23 during our All-School Meeting via Zoom starting 12:40 pm. Parents are invited to join this all-school webinar; students are invited to ask questions. This is a unique opportunity for students to ask good questions, which is a hopeful and necessary part of their quest for truth. Questions might include topics such as the economy, community outreach and development, public health, faith, and beyond.  Students are invited and encouraged to submit questions by using this form for the Mayor. Several questions will be selected and presented to the Mayor by a student panel during our Monday Meeting. If your question is chosen, you will be invited to “sit” on the panel via our video feed. We look forward to reading your questions and engaging in the discussion alongside you. Questions must be submitted by Friday, March 20 at 3:00 pm.
A link to the webinar will be posted Monday for any parents or friends who wish to watch the meeting . We may also record the webinar for viewing at a later time for those of you who cannot watch on Monday afternoon.  

Mayor Will O’Neill grew up in the Central Valley community of Fresno. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A. History) where he lettered on the track and field team. He then graduated from U.C. Hastings College of the Law (J.D.). He has served on the U.C. Hastings Board of Governors, most recently as President during the 2016/2017 term. 

Mr. O’Neill is a partner with the law firm of Ross, Wersching & Wolcott, LLP. He previously worked for California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter (Ret.), the California Court of Appeal (Fifth Appellate District), and Dallas-based firm Haynes & Boone, LLP. 

Mr. O’Neill is the current Chair of the Newport Beach Finance Committee. He previously served on the Finance Committee as a Council Member and as a citizen member. He is also a member of the Newport Harbor Exchange Club, Board Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, past Trustee of the Celtic Bar Association, as well as an active attendee of Mariners Church.

Mr. O’Neill’s wife, Jenny, is a former elementary school teacher. They met at the Stanford-USC football game in 2007. They have two children who will hopefully understand someday how blessed they are to be raised in Newport Beach.

You can contact Mr. O’Neill by email to [email protected].

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