Matt LevereDistrict 1 – Supervisor Matt LaVere

800 S. Victoria Ave., L#1900, Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 654-2703  | Fax: (805) 654-2270

Communities Represented:

City of Ventura, Montalvo, Saticoy, Ojai Valley, City of Ojai, Upper Ojai Valley, Victoria Estates, Riverpark, Collection, Rio West, Northwest Oxnard, Windsor North/ River Ridge, North Coast, West Lockwood Valley, Oak View, Miramonte, Meiners Oaks, Casitas Springs, Cabrillo, Rincon and Solimar.

Contact Us

The District 1 Office is located on the 4th floor of the Ventura County Government Center – Hall of Administration

800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009 | Phone: (805) 654-2703 | Fax: (805) 654-2270

BOS1 Maruja Clensay
Maruja Clensay

Maruja Clensay – Chief of Staff (805) 654-2703 |

Areas of Responsibility

  • County Budget
  • County Personnel
  • District 1 Operations
  • Land Use Planning and Permitting
  • Sanitation, Refuse and Solid Waste Issues
  • Transportation
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) for geographical areas listed above
  • Air Quality
  • Watershed Protection Division
  • Environmental Health
  • Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council
  • Coastal Protection & Preservation
  • People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Water Issues

Maruja Clensay serves as Chief of Staff for County of Ventura’s District 1 Supervisor Matt LaVere. Maruja advises Supervisor LaVere in all areas related to land use planning, zoning, public works, and entitlement procedures. Maruja also oversees Supervisor LaVere’s general office operations, personnel, budget, and general constituent concerns. In addition, Maruja serves as the Executive Officer for the Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

Prior to joining the District 1 team, Maruja worked as a Senior Planner for the City of Ventura Planning Division where she managed and represented complex and controversial housing, commercial, and subdivision projects. In addition to the public sector, Maruja worked as a project manager for a private land use entitlement firm in Santa Barbara where she managed numerous housing, institutional, and commercial projects throughout Santa Barbara County. Maruja’s public and private sector experience brings a unique and collaborative approach to the land development process with a strong focus in public outreach, transparency, and accountability to District 1.

BOS1 Ana Melgoza
Ana Melgoza

Ana Melgoza – Administrative Assistant (805) 654-2703 | – Bilingual

Areas of Responsibility

  • Supervisor LaVere’s calendar
  • Assists constituents by phone or in person
  • Human Services; Children & Families
  • Services; Senior Services; Foster Care and Foster Parent Services
  • County Vital Records, Elections & Recording
  • Auditor-Controller
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team – LEAD)
  • People Experiencing Homelessness
  • District 1 website, newsletter, and social media communications

Ana has over 13 years of experience in secretarial and constituent services with the County of Ventura. Most recently Ana worked for the Human Services Agency Children and Family Services Department for over 3 years. She previously served 8 years as Executive Aide to former Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett.

BOS1 Lourdes Solórzano
Lourdes Solórzano

Lourdes Solórzano – District Representative (805) 654-2703 |

Areas of Responsibility

  • Health Care, Public Health & Behavioral Health
  • Office Lead for People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Animal Services
  • Arts and Culture
  • County Facilities
  • County Information Services
  • County Libraries
  • Sustainability and Environmental Issues
  • Channel Islands Harbors
  • Saticoy Municipal Advisory Council
  • Job Training
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Lourdes is a graduate from Cal State University, Northridge, she has worked in government for over 18 years. She worked for the City of Oxnard in the City Manager’s Office 6 years, and 12 years at the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors, Fifth District assisting former County Supervisor, John C. Zaragoza. It’s a privilege for Lourdes to work on behalf of District 1 residents, with a special focus within the communities of Riverpark, Northwest Oxnard, Montalvo, Saticoy.

Clint Garman

Clint Garman – District Representative (805) 654-2703 |

Areas of Responsibility

  • Public Safety and Law Enforcement
  • Agriculture and Related Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Fire Protection District and Emergency Services
  • Mobile Home Park Issues
  • County Parks & Trails
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • People Experiencing Homelessness
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Secured and Unsecured Property Tax Assessments & Payments
  • Oak View Advisory Commission

Born and raised in Ventura, Ca, Clint is a 5th Generation Ventura County native. He owned Garman’s Restaurant & Irish Pub from 2009 until Covid disrupted life in 2020. Clint has been co-vocational the last 20 years serving as a pastor with Ventura Missionary Church Denomination and Mission Church locally. He also served as a Santa Paula City Councilman/Mayor from 2016 – 2020.

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