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 had not known in my 37 years of living here. The most meaningful part of the program however, has been the connections I have made with my fellow cohorts. VCLA has taught me that leadership is more than focusing on doing your best in what you do, it is also learning how to connect with many different people outside of your world to further their journey as well as your own. VCLA is priceless, helping me make meaningful relationships with thoughtful & passionate individuals who everyday improve the lives of the people living in Ventura County.
Stuart Orlinsky (Cohort XXVII), Program Operations Analysis Officer, Child Development Resources of Ventura County