The Ventura County Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business (VC CoLAB) is a membership organization that was founded in 2010 in response to several pending regulations that threatened agriculture and business in Ventura County.

We are a 501(c)6 non-profit created to build influence by establishing a broad coalition of informed stakeholders, experts and advocates to promote a strong local economy while preserving the local quality of life in Ventura County. We actively promote sensible and rational regulatory oversight and advocate for both businesses and local property rights through monitoring local government actions, providing expertise, research and engaging in educational campaigns to inform our members and the public.

What We Do

VC CoLAB collaborates with partners, public agencies and decision makers to provide sensible solutions for complicated and excessive regulations. We identify and research issues that impact businesses, work with regulatory agencies, engage experts in science, engineering and law, testify at public meetings, and organize stakeholders.

Thanks to memberships and donations to our organization, we are a fully funded, full-time local watchdog seeking to balance environmental, regulatory and economic concerns.

Our Mission

To preserve and support a healthy and expanding economic base by monitoring regulatory policy, educating stakeholders, and representing labor, agricultural and other business interest while protecting the local quality of life.


Chairman – Mark Mooring / Buon Gusto Farms
Vice Chairman – Jeff Nobriga / California Resources Corp.
President – Bud Sloan / Sloan Ranches
Vice President – Jurgen Gramckow / Southland Sod
Secretary – Lynn Gray Jensen / Jensen Design & Survey
Treasurer – John Lamb / Camlam Farms
Immediate Past Chair – John Hecht / Sespe Consulting

Board of Directors:

Richard Atmore / R.A. Atmore & Sons
Bill Camarillo / Agromin
Tim Cohen / Rancho Temescal
Patrick Loughman / Lowthorp Richards Attorneys
Neal Maguire / Ferguson, Case, Orr, Paterson LLP
Alex Teague / Limoneira
Andy Waters / Waters Family Farms


Executive Director
Louise Lampara

Director of Development
Rachel E. Culbert-Mastro