The WVCBA has sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in support of the City of Camarillo’s RAISE grant application for the bridge replacement at Las Posas Road.
The bridge serves as a gateway for many economic centers throughout Ventura County and is important for the continued movement of goods and services in the region. Even with the reduction in commuter traffic observed due to the pandemic, millions of dollars worth of goods and materials rely on safely traveling through this intersection.
Funding for this important regional project will ensure the continued operation of this critical transportation lifeline for years to come. Construction of this project will produce jobs and much needed support to the regional economy.
Member Spotlight: Nate's Place
WVCBA recently welcomed Nate's Place, A Wellness and Recovery Center as a new member! Nate's Place's mission is to deliver targeted programs, healthy replacement activities, and peer support recovery coaching to teens and young adults (ages 13-25), to maintain sobriety and mental health in a safe, healthy manner.
Nate’s Place was founded in memory of Nate Rhoades, who sadly passed away at the age of 21 after a car accident on January 20, 2022.
Get to know Juliann Laufer, our "Maven of the Month" brought to you by the WVCBA Women in Business committee. She represents Soroptimist International Oxnard (SIO) and Guild Mortgage.
A big welcome to the seventh class of the Oxnard Leadership Program! The Class of 2023's first session on January 27 was focused on government and set the stage for many of the topics they will explore over the remaining nine months. This year's class includes 15 participants who represent an array of businesses, agencies and nonprofits in the county (scroll down for the class roster).
Member Spotlight: Jubilee Legal
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.
WVCBA Convenes for 2023 Annual Meeting
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.
Political Action Committee endorses Michaela Perez in the March 7 City of Oxnard special election
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.