District 6 - Nancy Gardner (Term Limit - 2014)
Council Member Nancy Gardner (link to website - http://www.NancyGardner.org) was born and raised in Newport Beach, growing up in Corona del Mar, the district she now represents along with Newport Coast. She has been active in City issues over the years with a particular concern for the environment, focusing on water quality issues in her work with the Coastal/Bay Water Quality Citizens Advisory Committee and the Newport Beach chapter of Surfrider Foundation.
She was co-chair of the General Plan Advisory Committee, helping shape the General Plan that was passed in 2006, and until assuming her seat on the Council was a board member of the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation working to restore the historic Balboa Theater as an arts resource for the community.
As Marketing Director for Century 21 Real Estate Corporation she coordinated the marketing needs of 9,000 real estate offices. She also served as the Senior Vice President for Butterfield Savings where she was selected by federal regulators to help rehabilitate the failed financial institution.
A graduate of Newport Harbor High School, she received her B.A. from the University of Southern California and her M.A. from the University of California, Irvine.
She has one daughter, Samantha, who lives in Emerald Bay with her husband Greg Washer and their children Judge, Zack and Cleo.
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