Community Action Welcomes Two New Board Members

OXNARD, CA — Community Action of Ventura County is proud to introduce two new members of the organization’s governing board. The 15 seat, tri-partite board seeks to find a balanced voice in addressing poverty and homelessness in our community. With one-third of the board representing local elected officials, one-third representing the private sector, and one-third representing the collective voices of our low-income and homeless client base, the governing board serves as Community Action’s legislative body.

They began their terms as board members at the October 12, 2015 board meeting. Ramona Tovar is board representing the low income population in Ventura County District 3. Alex Castillo representing the low income population in Ventura County District 1. Community Action board meetings are open to the public.

Ramona Tovar of Fillmore, CA has dedicated her life to helping those in need. She Anthony Whitak said her father raised her on the teachings of community leaders like: Cesar Chavez, David Sanchez, and Hank Lacayo and that her calling to serve those in need was simply a natural extension of that upbringing. Tovar is working toward a degree in Psychology and brings a broad portfolio of professional and volunteer experience to the board.

Alex Castilla has been a resident of Ventura since 1989. Castilla graduated from California State University in Los Angeles in 2004 with a degree in History. Since 2009 he has helped provide affordable housing to low income families through his work with Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation.

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In Ventura County Since 1965