Cohort Reflections

Peschka Darrin

Balancing Two of Ventura County’s Biggest Challenges

True to VCLA fashion, Session Three was jam-packed with thoughtful and informative information, that inspires us all to dig deeper into our wonderful community.
Thompson meridith

Session Review of the Economy & Transportation

True to VCLA fashion, Session Three was jam-packed with thoughtful and informative information, that inspires us all to dig deeper into our wonderful community.
Reyes Atticus

The Crisis of the Unhoused in Thousand Oaks

Looking at this issue through a political lens, it is intriguing as I believe local elected officials often lean on law enforcement to address the effects of issues like these rather than spend political capital to actually address the root causes of these issue.
jess

The Status Quo is Nowhere to Be Found During a Pandemic

Jess Weihe Director or Marketing, Mustang Marketing VCLA Cohort XXVI “Listen to their voices,” rung in my head – a sentiment expressed from an earlier speaker, as Michael Jump, chief deputy district attorney and director of victim and community services for the  County of Ventura, shared with us why the ceilings in the new Ventura County…

Agriculture, Water, and the Environment

Dhruv Pandya VCLA Cohort XXVI Information Security Specialist, J.D. Power Terri Anderson VCLA Cohort XXVI Labor Relations Manager, County of Ventura What a day! Ventura County is known for many things, but one of THE top things for which our county is known for is Agriculture. And of course, how agriculture grows is affected by…

Societal Inequities in Education

Rabiah Rahman, VCLA Cohort XXVI  Attorney/Founder, Rabiah At Law VCLA Cohort XXVI has once again demonstrated why we are #Virtutallythebest! On Feb. 5, 2021, we convened on Zoom to discuss education and how Ventura County’s educators are leading during this time of crisis.  Nearly a year into the COVID-19 global pandemic, educators have had to navigate…