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VCLA Journey to Leadership Awards Event

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The VCLA “Journey to Leadership” virtual awards event is the premiere event in Ventura County recognizing leaders who have made an exceptional impact in our community.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

1:30 p.m. VIP/Sponsor Networking & Social

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Program

Ventura County Leadership Academy is pleased to announce the 2021 Journey to Leadership Awards honorees, recognizing five outstanding community leaders for their contributions to Ventura County.

Alumnus of the Year

James Joyce III, (Cohort XVII) Coffee with a Black Guy

Business of the Year

PODS Moving and Storage

Educational Leader of the Year

Dianne McKay, Ventura County Community College District Board Member, Area 2, and President, Mustang Marketing

Non-Profit Leader of the Year

Monica White, President & CEO, Food Share of Ventura County

Public Sector Leader of the Year

County of Ventura COVID Response Team

Thank you to our sponsors!



Bill & Elise Kearney



Rabiah Rahmah, Attorney at Law

Rabiah At Law

Housing Authority of the

City of San Buenaventura

The 20/20 Network

Pacific Western Bank

Waste Management

Celtis Ventures

Acosta Wealth Management

Farber Hass Hurley LLP

Keri Kettle, Attorney at Law

Nelson Comis Kettle & Kenney

Limoneira Company