Elected by neighborhood residents
Engage residents and hold open and inclusive public meetings to allow communication between the neighborhood and the City of Oxnard
Act as liaison between neighborhood residents and City staff
Preside over all regular and special meetings of the General Membership and of the Executive Board
Appoint and dissolve committees
Respond to questions concerning procedures and business of the Neighborhood Council
Attend INCO General Membership meetings as a voting member
Elected by peer-level Neighborhood Council Chairs
Facilitate meetings as Chair in Chairperson’s absence
Aid in development of INCO General
Conduct special projects as assigned by INCO General Membership or INCO Chair
Present on special projects to General Membership and the public
Engage the public and neighborhoods for continuous improvement of the Neighborhood Council system
Advise the Oxnard City Council on all matters pertaining to parks, recreation, and community services activity in the city
Serve as a liaison between City Council and the community in aforementioned jurisdictional areas
Advise city staff on future parks and recreation programming
Provide opportunities for public input on aforementioned jurisdictional areas
Perhaps you've noticed the ongoing improvements in maintenance of our city's parks, landscaping, roads, and our recreation services. This is is due to our City Council's dedication to restoring these services. So far, $5.6M of Measure E funding has been put toward the restoration of these vital services.
I am proud to have been part of the solution in bringing many of these services back to our city and improving quality of life for our residents. Our residents deserve a city they can truly be proud to call, "home."
The entirety of my 20-year career has been dedicated to serving Ventura County youth - especially our youth who come from challenging life circumstances, and don't always get opportunities for positive support.
I have studied, researched, and developed programming locally and across the state to best serve young people.
Investing in today's youth can prevent and reduce our need in the future for services such as juvenile probation, intervention programs, and drug treatment.
Much of my career has also been dedicated to working directly with challenged communities and underserved populations. I deeply understand the many complexities of the social and financial pressures they face.
I have also had the privilege to work hand-in-hand with many community-serving organizations who strive to provide equitable access and services for all residents. I have either provided direct services or been the connection to services for many.
I see immense opportunity for our City in leveraging this knowledge to enhance our services for all residents.
I have spent much of my 20-year career working with our local school districts, municipalities, and our county government. Part of my work has charged me with working collaboratively with front line staff, administrators, and elected officials. I not only have a deep handle on the structure and function of local government, but I have also trained a youth and adult educators, statewide, in how to work with these multiple levels of government and support community health and wellness initiatives.
From a personal perspective, I have spent nearly all of my life living in the City of Oxnard and in District 2. In previously serving as a Neighborhood Council Chair, I have also come to know each Neighborhood Council Chair in the District and have positive working relationships with each of them. My longtime District 2 residency, combined with collaborative and solutions-oriented work, allows us all to work together for the betterment of each District 2 community.
2008 - 2022 - Ventura County Office of Education, Operations Specialist Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs Department
2003 - 2008 - Pacifica High School, Youth Advocate (Contracted) Title IV Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Grant
2002-2008 - Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) of Ventura County, Inc.,
Counselor, Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Treatment
Western Governors University
Western Governors University
Oxnard High School
Adolfo Camarillo High School