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Sam Benner

Downtown Ventura is much more to me than a collection of shops, restaurants, and watering holes. It is where I have grown up. I followed my grandmother around as she...

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David Armstrong, PRESIDENT Jeff Becker David Comden Mark Draganchuk Mark Hartley, SECRETARY Angie Hecht Mike Merewether Greg Smith, TREASURER Jeff Smith Christy Weir Doug Wood, VICE PRESIDENT

Christy Weir

The 22-year city resident is a former teacher, division manager at a publishing company and free-lance editor/writer. She was first elected to the City Council in 2003. She’s married to...

Breiner, Jerry

Jerry Breiner has been involved with downtown’s renaissance since he and his wife Holly opened Mermaids, a beachwear and swimwear shop, in early 2000. Breiner served on the Downtown Ventura...

Johnston, Lucas

Lucas Johnston is a Ventura County native who has worked in banking for the past nine years. He began his career as a training team leader for Countrywide Financial and...

David Comden

David is publisher of the VCReporter newspaper, Ventana Monthly magazine and V.P. of Southland Publishing, Inc., a Southern California based media group. Raised in Manhattan, David has 25 years experience...

Smith, Greg

I am currently managing partner of Smith – Hobson and have enjoyed working in Downtown Ventura since 1982. I live in mid-town with my wife and children. Smith & Hobson...

Wood, Doug

Doug Wood is General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. With over a decade of management experience in high-end hotels in Northern California, Doug was recruited by Providence Hospitality Partners...

Dwyer, Jayme

In the past year, I opened Pure Life and Home, a home furnishings and life-style boutique in the 500 block of Main Street.  I’m proud to contribute to such a...

Mullins, Patrick

I was born in Killarney, County Kerry in the Southwest coast of Ireland. I left Ireland in the early seventies to study under Vidal Sassoon and with the Stanhope Theatre...

Smith, Charnell

I am very proud to say I am a Ventura Native. Like my Grandfather, Grandmother and Mom I was born and raised in Ventura (Montalvo). I played on the CIF...

Clarey Rudd

Clarey Rudd, owner of Bank of Books, Abednego Book Shoppe and Books for Cooks. Bank of Books voted the #1 Independent Books Store in Ventura County last 6 years. A...