May 26, 2023
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, The Ventura County Board of Supervisors graduated from Ventura County Public Works University
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, The Ventura County Board of Supervisors graduated from Ventura County Public Works (VCPWA) University. The university was set up to provide detailed information to the Supervisors of the work, goals, and accomplishments of VCPWA. Each Supervisor received detailed briefings on:
• Central Services with services in clerical, fiscal, real estate, health and safety, technology, facilities, payroll, and human resources.
• Engineering Services which include the capital program, project management, facilities contracting, land development flood damage mitigation, and land surveying.
• Roads & Transportation and the planning, design, funding, operating, and maintaining of the 542 miles of the county’s unincorporated road system and public transit needs for the unincorporated areas.
• Water and Sanitation and their services including the water and sewer utilities in Ventura County Waterworks Districts and County Services Areas, and the Integrated Waste Management Division on the sustainable management of solid waste materials.
• Watershed Protection and the control and conservation of flood and storm waters for the protection of the watercourses, watersheds, public highways, life, and property in the district.
These 10 hours of ‘classes’ culminated in helicopter tours of the projects discussed, upcoming projects, and areas of concern for VCPWA. Matt LaVere, District 1, Chairman; Jeff Gorell, District 2 Supervisor; Kelly Long, District 3, Supervisor; Janice Parvin, District 4, Supervisor; Vianey Lopez, District 5, Supervisor; were each awarded a framed Certificate and hard hat complete with a graduation tassel!
The VCPWA University has been seen as a best practice model for other agencies in Ventura County who are now providing briefing classes for the Supervisors.
Some lucky Ventura County students watched the celebrations. These were just a few of the 1,300 VC students enjoying a highly successful Public Works Day at the government center on Tuesday.
About Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA)
VCPWA delivers innovative, efficient, and cost-effective regional services essential to health, safety, natural resources protection, and economic vitality. Established in 1954, VCPWA has approximately 400 employees and comprises five departments: Central Services, Engineering Services, Roads & Transportation, Water & Sanitation, and Watershed Protection.
VCPWA continues to receive nationwide attention for its effective operations in improving, innovating, and completing projects for Ventura County’s roads, watersheds, levees, bridges, buildings, water, and sanitation infrastructure.