Cohort Reflections

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 diverse learning experience where we hear about critical issues in our own community, such as water sustainability to support agriculture and the affordable housing crisis. We get to learn from local leaders about how our community is responding with creative solutions. The sessions also challenge us as leaders to come up with new strategies to address these issues. One of the best parts of VCLA has been the relationship building with colleagues in different sectors. We need a collaborative approach when we’re tackling major issues, like addressing homelessness. I’m proud to be a part of the solution with VCLA and choosing to make a positive impact in our community.”

Jenn Harkey (Cohort XXVII), Program Management Analyst, County of Ventura