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Fred Ameri

Fred Ameri

Candidate Newport Beach City Council 

Fred Ameri is a candidate for Newport Beach City Council. If successful, he will become the first Iranian American to serve on the council.   

Ameri earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, his Master in Urban Planning and Engineering at California State University, Long Beach, and pursued post-graduate work at the University of California, Irvine. A businessman and entrepreneur, Ameri had a four-decade career at RBF Consulting, a major Infrastructure and project management firm.

A strong believer in public service and civic engagement, Ameri has served the residents of his neighborhood, Newport Beach, and the greater region, in a variety of positions.  He is the former Vice Chairman of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (Santa Ana Region) and has served on the Newport Beach Planning Commission and Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee.  Ameri was also chairman of the World Affairs Council of Orange County, which works to promote a better understanding of the political and socio-economic conditions of other countries.

Ameri will be facing Newport Beach Finance Commissioner William O'Neill in the November 2016 election. The seat in question is being vacated by term limited council member Keith Curry. He has been endorsed by a number of community and business leaders throughout the city and county. "Fred is a distinguished civic leader who cares very much for the future of our community," said council member Curry in September 2015.

Background Information:

Party: Republican

Occupation: Engineer

Prev. Public Service: California Regional Water Quality Control Board & Newport Beach Planning Commission

Education: BS California State, Masters California State Long Beach