Working together for art and cultural exchange.
Maggie comes to Laguna Beach Sister Cities with a background in corporate and non-profit event planning. As an account manager with a major corporate event planning company she was responsible for several Fortune 500 company product launches and high-end incentive programs. In early 2000 Maggie started her own event planning and catering company called Such A Great Party. That company kept her busy planning parties and events for Laguna Beach elites as well as many local non profit organizations. With the downturn of the economy in 2008 Maggie closed her company and began giving her efforts to helping her husband run his construction company. Her past experience with non profit organizations includes work with the Laguna Beach Seniors Center, where she chaired their annual Legacy Ball for several years. She was also played a major role in creating and producing the Healthy Girl Festival at the Festival of Arts grounds with Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach. Recently Maggie worked with the LBSCA Fete de la Musique planning committee, helping to successfully produce the acclaimed 10th Annual. Today Maggie spends as much time as she can with her 3 adorable granddaughters. Never one to say NO to a party Maggie loves to cook for her family and entertain her friends.
2010 Laguna Beach Arts Alliance, STAR AWARDS
Innovation and Art Leadership Award Recipient
Chair – Laguna Beach Arts Commission
Secretary – Festival of Arts Board of Directors
Co-Founder LagunaTunes Chorus
Michèle Monda has lived in Laguna Beach for over 15 years. Born in Indonesia and raised in Europe she loves the idea of Sister Cities and has served in many different roles in LBSC. She speaks French and was involved in cultural exchanges with Menton, France and was with the inaugural delegations to visit San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico and St. Ives, England. As Treasurer she is using her business background to full advantage. She and her husband Emil have 3 sons and travel as much as they can now that they are retired.
Future Cities Chairman, and Liaison to San José del Cabo, Mexico