Fred Ameri and his wife are 19 year residents of Newport Beach. Fred is a planner and engineer by training. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering at Cal Poly-Pomona, his Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Engineering at California State University Long Beach, and did post-graduate work at the University of California Irvine. A businessman and entrepreneur, Fred Ameri had a four decade career at RBF Consulting, a major Infrastructure and Project Management firm.

Over the past four decades, Fred Ameri has served the residents of his neighborhood, Newport Beach and the region in a variety of positions including:

  • President, Harbor Ridge Homeowners Association
  • Vice Chairman, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, covering the coastal areas of Orange County
  • Member, Newport Beach Planning Commission
  • Member, Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee
  • Member, Board of Governors, California Wetlands Recovery
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council
  • Member, American Planning Association (APA)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter
  • Alternate Member, Central Committee, Republican Party of Orange County
  • Member, Orange County Taxpayers Association

Fred Ameri and his wife have a son and a daughter. In his spare time, Fred enjoys gardening, his work with the World Affairs Council, and promoting Newport Beach as the… “best city in the world to live, work, play, and most importantly, a perfect place to raise a family.”

Education               

  • California State Polytechnic University, (Calpoly-Pomona) – 1969 B.S. Civil Engineering
  • California State University, Long Beach, 1972 M.S. Urban Engineering & Planning
  • University of California, Irvine, 1983 to 1985 Post Graduate Studies

Academic Instruction

Guest Lecturer – University of Colorado, Tehran University, USC and UCI

Community Activities

  • Vice Chairman, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region –
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter –
  • Member, Board of Governors, California Wetlands Recovery Member,
  • Central Committee, Republican Party of Orange

Other Affiliations

  • Member, Orange County Business Council Infrastructure Committee
  • Member, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Advisory Committee
  • Life Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)