Lia Fortier

Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA) thus far has been a pivotal experience for me this year. I have been afforded a peek into the nuts and bolts -the heart of…

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Lauren Lafferty

At the last VCLA session, you could feel how people are really starting to connect. It is amazing to watch people form relationships and talk about things that will truly…

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Edith Campa

As a Ventura County native, I was surprised at the number of new things I learned about our community through Ventura County Leadership Academy. This intense nine-month program allowed me…

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Stuart Orlinsky

My journey with Ventura County Leadership Academy has been one of the best experiences in my professional career. VCLA has given me a breadth of knowledge about Ventura County that I…

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PJ Gagajena

As a new resident and employee to Moorpark and Ventura County, VCLA opened my eyes to the various challenges and opportunities facing our region. The program connected me with key…

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Marcelo Bermudez

VCLA Alumni Marcelo Bermudez turned his cohort reflection into a recruitment video! Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDjPXhWYP6U Marcelo Bermudez (Cohort XXVII), Chief Executive Officer, Shōkunin, Inc.

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Jenn Harkey

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn from local leaders and grow in your professional development, then Ventura County Leadership Academy is the perfect choice! VCLA offers a truly…

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Terrance Dixon

“Being a part of VCLA has been the most memorable experience I’ve had in my life since living in Mexico. I was born and raised in Texas but moved to…

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Katlyn Simber-Clickener

“The benefits that this program offers reaches far beyond what is expected. The amount of knowledge you gain, friendships you make, and overall feeling of wanting to help, are all…

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Jennifer Duston

“Although the majority of my VCLA experience took place during Covid and on Zoom I can’t tell you how invaluable this experience was. Aside from learning so much about our…

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