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The Commission consists of five voting members and two nonvoting Council Liaisons appointed by the City Council. The Commission was established in 2006 to enrich the cultural life in our community by providing well-rounded programs that often consist of speakers from the political arena, entertainment and literary fields. The continued success of the program is a direct result of the overwhelming response received from the residents of Rancho Mirage (established by Resolution No. 2006-34). An annual report to Council is required by Resolution No. 2008-16.


  • Charles A. Barrett
  • Robert Berg
  • Paula Fierman Friedricks
  • Jean Penn
  • Ron Sharrow

City Council Liaisons

  • G. Dana Hobart
  • Iris Smotrich

Staff Liaison

Lori Lafond, Media & Communications Specialist

Meeting Schedule

The Speaker Series Commission is regularly scheduled to meet monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m., unless the meeting has been adjourned. Those interested in attending the meeting are encouraged to call City Hall at (760) 324-4511 to confirm the date/time.

Click here for information about the 2019 Speaker Series.