District 3 - Rush Hill (2014)
Mayor Rush Hill was elected to the Newport Beach City Council in 2010 as the District Three representative. He has lived in Newport Beach since 1975 when he returned to Orange County from Sacramento where he resided while serving as an Education Advisor and Special Assistant to then Governor Ronald Reagan.
Growing up in Orange County, Rush graduated from Tustin Union High School and Orange Coast College. He received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1969. Rush is a licensed architect in California and seven other states, and nationally with NCARB, the National Council for Architectural Registration Boards.
Mr. Hill, a second generation Orange County resident, has over 40 years of professional experience in a wide range of real estate consulting; including economic analysis, public/private partnering, master planning, and architecture. His time is spent representing clients on real estate related topics and serving as a Program Manager & Owner’s Representative through his company, Newport Resource Management, Inc. (“NRM”).
His clients have included State of California agencies, numerous K-12 school districts, community colleges and both public and private universities, in addition to non-profit organizations and corporate America.
Mr. Hill is known for his hands-on approach in working with boards of directors, helping them through often complex opportunities with easy-to-understand analysis and discussions. His tasks often include bringing consensus to underlining organization goals in a collegiate or corporate environment, evaluating economic alternatives, deal structuring, soliciting both private and public partners for economic and programmatic joint ventures, negotiating with potential partners, and serving as an owner’s representative during planning, design and implementation efforts.
Mr. Hill and his wife Linda have been married for 33 years. Their three children, Rusty, Brad and Lindsay, were all born at Hoag Hospital and attended Newport Beach schools. Rusty and his wife Dr. Allison Hill live in Boston, Brad and his wife Meridith live in Brentwood and Lindsay lives in Costa Mesa.
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