Posted on 07. Dec, 2010
Ventura County Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business was incorporated in July of 2010 in response to a number of pending regulations threatening agricultural and other businesses in Ventura County. We are a “homegrown” organization with a local board of directors and a growing membership. We cooperate with the COLAB groups in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties forming a tri-county force.
VC COLAB seeks to provide a funded, full-time presence in Ventura County to provide a balance between environmental regulatory and economic concerns. Our goal is to facilitate a coalition of agricultural and other businesses to identify and research issues that impact business, work with regulatory agencies and propose solutions. The type of businesses we ultimately represent will depend on the makeup of our membership.
- To preserve and support a healthy and expanding economic base, promoting a positive image for labor, agriculture and business to enhance Ventura County’s economic vitality while protecting the local quality of life.
- To monitor local, regional and statewide regulatory land use policy and to educate VC COLAB members and the public on issues facing member’s labor force, agriculture and other common business interests.
- To develop and represent positions before policy makers to promote our VC COLAB member’s common business interests.
Our Officers/Board of Directors
Tim Cohen: Chairman of the Board
John Hecht: Vice Chairman of the Board
Bud Sloan: President / Director
Lynn Gray Jensen: Secretary / Executive Director
Dennis Kuttler: Treasurer / Director
Tim Albers: Director
Harry Barnum: Director
Fred Ferro: Director
Jurgen Gramckow: Director
Kenneth High: Director
Kioren Moss: Director
Jack Poe: Director
Alex Teague: Director
Patty Waters: Director