Commissioners

DON BECKER
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, recommended Commissioner Don Becker; First appointed 03-03-09, fourth term expires 6-1-21.

ALYSE M. LAZAR

Attorney with 30 years experience; has provided legal representation to Federal, State and City government entities and clients in the private sector; experience includes the negotiation, interpretation and application of MOUs; graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and St. Louis University’s School of Law.

Supervisor Linda Parks, District 2, recommended Commissioner Alyse M. Lazar; First appointed 02-09-10, third term expires 06-01-19.

PATRICIA S. PARHAM, Vice-Chair 
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, recommended Commissioner Patricia S. Parham; First Appointed 9-13-16, second term expires 06-01-21.

JAMES L. VANDENBERG, Chair
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, recommended Commissioner James L. Vandenberg; First appointed 07-03-08, third term expires 06-01-19

Vincent R. StewartVincent R. Stewart

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, recommended Commissioner Vincent R. Stewart. First Appointed 3-12-19, first term expires 06-01-22.

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