Legislative Roundtable provides a setting for dialogue to take place on public policy issues and gives public agency staff, elected officials, their staff and businesses an opportunity to network. The meeting includes a guest speaker on a public sector topic and regular updates from our local cities, agencies, and elected officials.
Staff members provide brief reports from their prospective agencies to inform each other and members of the chamber of upcoming events or other items of interest.
This Month's Speaker:
President, Mustang Marketing
Topic: T.O. Ranch Project (website)
If Ventura County were represented by a picture of someone in the dictionary, SURELY it would be Dianne.
A Conejo Valley "lifer", Dianne was raised in Thousand Oaks, before going on to raise four children of her own here. She's done it all. As her children hit the school system, Dianne, an extremely savvy businesswoman and owner - having founded the reputable broadcasting company, Strategic Television, with her late father - expanded her passion and commitment to the education sector.
She became an active parent volunteer, serving on the PTA and school site councils, and a founding member, president and executive director of nonprofit Conejo Schools Foundation. Oh, she was also the interim president of the local Boys & Girls Clubs. In 2010, she took it a step further, and was elected to the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees (and was re-elected for her third term in 2018), while also joining the Mustang team.
Dianne has been named Woman of the Year by the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, one of the Top Women in Business by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal (TWICE), an Education Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Ventura County, and Education Leader of the Year by Ventura County Leadership Academy. And that's just a few off the 'ol "Dianne is a BOSS" list.
When she's not saving the world, or at least making sure that everyone in Ventura County has access to awesome marketing strategy and educational opportunities, she's more than happy to snuggle up to her newest (and first!) grandbaby Gary.
Consider attending this meeting if you:
- Want to stay updated on local, state, and federal legislation and how it may affect your business.
- Would like to network with public agency staff, elected officials and their staff, and other chamber members.
- Have a general interest in public policy or local government.
- All chamber members are welcome to attend!