Leadership Program meets with people and organizations dedicated to public safety, health and human services
As the 2022 Oxnard Leadership program winds down, participants experienced two eye-opening sessions in late September and mid-October. From SWAT demonstrations to packing food for the homeless, Public Safety Day and Health & Human Services Day highlighted two different - yet in many ways connected - aspects of our community.
2022 Leadership Program explores Oxnard's economic engines, education system to start the second half
The 2022 Oxnard Leadership Program has entered the home stretch with only three sessions remaining for the current cohort. In August, participants received an insider's view of three economic engines: Naval Base Ventura County, the Port of Hueneme, and the Channel Islands Harbor. And in the first of two September sessions, participants explored Oxnard's education system and how it is preparing youth for the future.
On July 15, participants of the Oxnard Leadership Program explored the present and future of farming for its fifth session of the year. The day focused on providing an understanding of the current state of local agriculture, innovations in farming, packing and distribution, and how the next generation is learning about an industry that's critical to Oxnard and all of Ventura County.
On June 17, participants of the Oxnard Leadership Program explored the past, present and future of local energy. They met with leaders from Southern California Edison, Western States Petroleum Association, Clean Power Alliance, CFROG, and CalNRG. They also received exclusive tours of the California Oil Museum and the Saticoy Battery Energy Storage System that features 142 Tesla Megapacks.
On May 20, participants of the Oxnard Leadership Program explored the connections between housing, community development and transportation during a newly created session for 2022.
On April 15, the Class of 2022 Oxnard Leadership Program visited some of the city's hidden gems with local historian Jeff Maulhardt, Director of the Oxnard Historic Farm Park. The group visited the Farm Park (home to two of the city's oldest structures), the site of the original sugar beet factory built in the 1890s by Henry T. Oxnard, and Heritage Square, where docent Tom Von Allmen led their private tour. The group ended the day relaxing at 1901 Speakeasy, the unique bar located in the basement of one of the square's historic homes.