OCBC FIRST RESPONDERS DINNER

Orange County Business Council’s First Responders Dinner recognizes the courageous first responders who protect and serve the businesses, residents and visitors of Orange County. It’s through their commitment that our county is able to preserve its standard of living and vibrant economy.

Thursday, September 12, 2024
5 – 8 pm

The Westin Anaheim Resort
1030 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802

OCBC 2024 First Responders Dinner

First Responders Nominations are open! Submit your nomination to recognize a first responder who has a powerful story. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2024. Click the red “Submit Nomination” button for more details.

Event registration is open! Join community leaders as we recognize and thank the courageous first responders and frontline professionals who protect and serve the businesses, residents and visitors of Orange County. Guests will hear powerful stories throughout the evening demonstrating what our first responders put on the line to keep our community healthy and safe. It’s through their commitment that our county is able to preserve its standard of living and vibrant economy.

Event Location:

The Westin Anaheim Resort
1030 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802

Event Agenda:

5 pm: Registration & Reception
6 pm: Dinner & Program
8 pm: Adjourn

OCBC Member Ticket: $200 | Non-Member Ticket: $250

For event and sponsorship questions​

Please contact Lauren Martin,
Director of Events, Orange County Business Council
[email protected]

Event Gallery

Honoree Awards Emcee

Vikki Vargas

NBC-LA, Orange County Bureau Chief, Retired

Honoring 2023 OCBC Board Chair

Award-winning former NBC-LA, Orange County Bureau Chief Vikki Vargas is the Honoree Awards Emcee for the 2023 First Responders Dinner. For nearly four decades, Vargas was the face of Orange County as the OC Bureau Chief for the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles. As a TV news reporter, she received five Golden Mike Awards and three Emmy Awards for her work on breaking news and feature stories, and in early 2023 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association.

Speaker

Brian Fennessy

Fire Chief
Orange County Fire Authority

Honoring 2023 OCBC Board Chair

Don Barnes

Sheriff
Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Honoring 2023 OCBC Board Chair

Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
MemorialCare

Honoring 2023 OCBC Board Chair

Steve Churm

Principal, Churm|360

Installing 2024 OCBC Board Chair

Thank you sponsors!

Title Sponsor

UCI Health logo

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Media Sponsor

The Orange County Register logo

Bronze Sponsors

Cox Communications

SoCalGas

For event and
sponsorship
questions

Lauren Martin, Director of Events
Orange County Business Council
[email protected]

Upcoming Events

Orange County Business Council events and committee meetings provide a forum for business, academic and public sector leaders to address issues critical to the economic wellbeing of the nation’s sixth largest county. Whether it’s an advocacy trip to Sacramento, OCBC’s signature Annual Dinner and Installation of the Board of Directors with 700 attendees, or a Committee meeting where OCBC brings together lawmakers and OCBC investors for thoughtful engagement, OCBC offers innovative and informative events.

OCBC 2024 First Responders Dinner​

September 12, 2024, 5–8 p.m.

The Westin Anaheim Resort, 1030 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

Orange County Business Council’s First Responders Dinner recognizes the courageous first responders who protect and serve the businesses, residents and visitors of Orange County. It’s through their commitment that our county is able to preserve its standard of living and vibrant economy. Honorees from fire, law enforcement and health care are recognized for their heroic efforts. A panel discussion between law enforcement and health care leaders addressing critical issues impacting our communities, and how the business community can come alongside to support their initiatives, concludes the evening.

Event Agenda

Coming Soon.

Event Location

The Westin Anaheim Resort
1030 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802

OCBC Member Ticket: $200 | Non-Member Ticket: $275​