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Newport Mayor Honored for Paddleboarding

Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner received an award Monday for being the first mayor to stand-up paddleboard in office.

Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner received an award Monday from Balboa Peninsula's ABC Surf and the National Surf Schools and Instructors Association for a sport she has grown to love.

The paddleboarding group presented Gardner with a certificate for being the first mayor, the group is aware of, to stand-up paddleboard while in office.

"It's always fun to be first," Gardner told Patch.

Gardner, who says he has been paddleboarding for a couple of years, says she hits the water once or twice a week because it's, "good exercise, fun to paddle around the harbor and see everything from the water side."

Rob December 04, 2012 at 08:58 PM
One of the many things wrong with government. Government officials need to stop spending any time, including zero staff time, and stop spending even one cent on anything that is not critical to the mission of government. We are out of money and out of patience. Frivolous things like this are not the province of government. How about focusing just on saving money, solving civic problems and going home doing as little damage as possible?
Anthony December 07, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Rob, Mayors and City Councilmembers serve part-time to better their communities. I can't imagine you devote 24 hours of your day or 7 days a week to your full time job. Lets give this public servant a break ... especially when she's exploring her own jurisdiction (and I'm sure, on her own dime)
Kelly Sawyer "Animal Defender" February 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Mayor Gardner is the only shred of decency on that council.... City should be grateful for her because the rest victimize the community for profit... FACT...people need to start paying attention to who they vote for because BUSINESS AT ALL COSTS MEANS CONSTITUENT TOOLS FOR PROFIT-- HIDDEN AGENDA-- Newport Beach Federal Puppy Mill Torture Fraud for Constituent Fraud Torture Tax Profits.....Enjoy the 16 Million Dollar Dog Park paid for by puppy mill cruelty and Constituent Victimization while cutting costs hiring a known criminal animal abuser shelter the NBPD lied about in City Staff Report TURNING EVERY NEWPORT TAX PAYER INTO PARTNERS BUSINESS PARTNERS OF CRIMINALS FUNDING ANIMAL ABUSERS....keep Gardener and the new guy cuz the rest are selling our children federal torture puppies by a Convicted Cruelty Criminal owner of Russo's they protect and refuse to enforce state cruelty laws in store.... real life shelter dog abusers and kitten killers....shame shame shame...Animal Abuse profits of Newport-- CITY MEETINGS OF H.B. AND N.B.-- PUPPY MILLS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBlCl6T_pX8 LEGAL EVIDENCE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut8uQOEz_S0

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