800 South Victoria Ave, L#1500
Ventura, CA 93009-1500
Phone: 805-662-6787


Becker Don


Retired consultant; during career provided services in employer/employee relations for cities, counties, school districts, community colleges and special districts including the presentation of management’s case for fact findings, arbitrations, and unfair practice charges.

Supervisor Steve Bennett, District 1, first recommended Commissioner Don Becker; First appointed 03-03-09; Subsequent recommendation by Supervisor Matt LaVere, fifth term expires 5-31-25.

Farris MIchael


Senior level data science executive with over 30 years of industry experience in technology and data-driven decision making, currently Director of Business Intelligence at The Trade Desk. He has public service experience as a member of the City of Thousand Oaks planning commission, traffic commission, and County Tobacco Settlement Allocation Committee.

Supervisor Linda Parks, District 2, recommended Commissioner Mic Farris; First appointed 09-14-21, first term expires 05-31-23.

Parham Patricia S


Human resources professional with experience in both public and private sector educational institutions providing internal management services in the areas of employee relations, recruiting/employment, classification and compensation, labor relations, performance management, legal compliance, benefit administration and policy and procedure formulation.

Supervisor Kathy Long, District 3, first recommended Commissioner Patricia S. Parham; First Appointed 9-13-16; Subsequent recommendation by Supervisor Kelly Long, third term expires 05-31-25.


Joel Price served with the Los Angeles Police Department a total of 37 years retiring in 2015 as the Officer in Charge of the West Valley Homicide & Sexual Assault Units. Joel also served on the Thousand Oaks City Council from March 2012 to December 2018, serving as Mayor in 2016. As a member of the council Joel was active with both the League of California Cities and the National League of Cities serving on the Public Safety Committees of both organizations. Joel Also served as a Director on the National League of Cities Board and as the League of California Cities, Channel Counties Division President. Joel currently serves as the Communications Director for Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin.

Supervisor Jeff Gorell, District 2, recommended Commissioner Joel Price; First appointed 09-12-23; First term expires 5-31-27.

Stewart Vincent R


Retired senior systems security engineer. Served for 14 years as Reserve Police Commander for the Oxnard Police Department. Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Member of Ventura County chapter of the NAACP. Currently attending Oxnard College pursuing degree in chemistry and biology.

Supervisor John Zaragoza, District 5, first recommended Commissioner Vincent R. Stewart. First Appointed 3-12-19; Subsequent recommendation by Supervisor Carmen Ramirez second  term expires 05-31-26.

Vandenberg James L


Retired, thirty-four year law enforcement career; graduate of the FBI National Academy; graduate of California Lutheran University (MPA); member of the Ventura County Grand Jury, 2006-08.

Supervisor Peter Foy, District 4, first recommended Commissioner James L. Vandenberg ; First appointed 07-03-08; Subsequent recommendation by Supervisor Janice Parvin, fifth term expires 05-31-27.

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