The WVCBA recently welcomed Jubilee Legal as a new member! Jubilee Legal offers legal advice and assistance for dealing with debt. "I have a particular expertise in student debt, and I love to assist community members in any way possible," says Founder Sparky Abraham.
Leaders from all around Ventura County convened at Spanish Hills Club for the WVCBA's Annual Meeting & Installation of Directors on Friday, January 20. It was a celebratory affair highlighting WVCBA accomplishments in 2022, congratulating outgoing Chair Dawn Simmons, and welcoming 2023 Chair Dona Lacayo. It also served to honor recipients of the Chairperson's Awards of Excellence, the Ken Cunningham Award winner and the Ambassador of the Year.
After reviewing the field of candidates, the WVCBA Political Action Committee (PAC) has announced its endorsement of Michaela Perez in the City of Oxnard's March 7 special election for the vacant District 6 seat. District 6 represents parts of south Oxnard and became vacant when Councilwoman Vianey Lopez was appointed by Governor Newsom to serve out County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez’s term following Ramirez's death in mid-August.
The WVCBA is pleased to share this year's honorees of the Chairperson's Awards of Excellence, our Ambassador of the Year, and the Ken Cunningham Award winner, all of whom, by tradition, were selected by outgoing Chair of the Board Dawn Simmons, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Honorees will be celebrated at the WVCBA's Annual Meeting, which takes place Friday, January 20 at Spanish Hills Club. presented by the Port of Hueneme and sponsored by Southern California Edison Company.
The WVCBA recently welcomed Integration Works Inc. as a new member! Integration Works is a licensed adult day program for individuals served by Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC), providing employment preparation and community integration training services with a focus on soft skills training, job matching, and paid internship development. Job Developer Ryan Gonzales shares more about their life-changing programs.
The WVCBA is pleased to announce its Executive Committee for 2023. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting WVCBA policy as well as direction for the organization. The Executive Committee is comprised of officers elected by the Board and monitors the Alliance's operations. The Board is made up of 18 directors plus eight Lifetime Directors, as well as non-voting Board liaisons from like-minded organizations.
On December 7, the WVCBA celebrated the sixth and largest graduating class of the Oxnard Leadership Program since it began in 2016. The ceremony took place at Heritage Square Chapel with alumni, friends, family and employers cheering on the 15 graduates who completed the 10-session program in just nine months (condensed due to the COVID surge in early 2022).