Jeff Boyles Selected for Newport Beach Fire Chief
Following a nationwide recruitment, Newport Beach City Manager Grace Leung announces the selection of current City of Newport Beach (City) employee Jeff Boyles as the next fire chief.
Boyles emerged as one of the top candidates across several screenings and interviews conducted by outside interviewers and City executive staff. His employment agreement will be voted on by the City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, July 23.
“With his in-depth experience and extensive knowledge of the Newport Beach community, Jeff stood out in a competitive field and throughout the recruitment process,” explained Leung. “I have no doubt Jeff will hit the ground running and make a positive impact on the department, the City organization, and the community in his new role.”
Boyles’ career in fire service spans well over 20 years. He started his career with San Bernardino County as a firefighter / paramedic in 1994. In February 2000, he was hired by the City as a firefighter and has held the positions of paramedic, battalion chief, and currently serves as assistant chief, along with assignments as an arson investigator and training chief. Boyles earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science / Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Boyles is active in several community and fire organizations. He currently serves as the vice president for Speak Up Newport, board of directors member for Leadership Tomorrow, advisory board member for the Newport Beach 1/1 Marines Foundation and operations section vice president for the Orange County Fire Chiefs Association.
Boyles resides in Huntington Beach with his wife and two sons. He has served as a coach for numerous Huntington Beach youth baseball and football teams.