Past Events

Friday, December 8, 2017

Small Business CybersecurityMore than 60% of small businesses are affected by a cyberattack every year. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, along with local cybersecurity professionals will be hosting an event to teach small businesses how to keep their vital data secure.


  • Kimo Hildreth, Ventura County High Tech Task Force
  • Michael Soltys, Professor of Computer Science, CSUCI

Where: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
             2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

When: Friday, December 8th
            8:30 - 10 a.m.

Please RSVP at (805) 482-1904 or online below.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Recent legislation has created some challenging waste diversion and new climate goals. California needs regulatory agencies to work together to ensure these new goals can be met. The state will need approximately 100 new facilities within the next several years in order to reach their emission goals.


Who: Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

What: A hearing regarding organic waste in the 21st century.

Where: Cal State University Channel Islands, Malibu Hall

When: Thursday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m.  to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Assembly Select Committee on Waste Reduction & Recycling in 21st Century California
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Chair

Organic Waste - Our Goals and How to Achieve Them

October 26, 2017
10 AM to NOON
Mailbu Hall
California State University – Channel Islands

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Welcoming Remarks – Assemblymembers McCarty & Irwin


State Agencies:

Hank Brady, SB 1383 Program Manager, CalRecycle


Private Sector:  

Neil Edgar, California Compost Coalition

Dave Green, VP of Marketing & Sales, Agromin

Chuck Helget, President
Sector Strategies Inc.
On Behalf of Republic Services

Eric Potashner, Vice President & Senior Director of Strategic Affairs, Recology

Eric Potashner joined Recology’ Corporate team in 2012.  Eric is responsible for the government affairs, permitting and planning as well as community and media relations activities in the 3 states and over 100 communities where Recology operates.  Prior to joining Recology, Eric was a political consultant at Platinum Advisors (2008-2012) and worked as a Chief of Staff for State Senator Carole Migden in Sacramento (1999-2008).


Public Sector:

City of Los Angeles (not confirmed)

Mary Pitto, Regulatory Affairs Advocate, Rural County Representatives of California

Mary Pitto joined the RCRC staff in 2002 and serves as a Regulatory Affairs Advocate, as well as the Program Manager for RCRC’s Environmental Services’ Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA). In her capacity as a Regulatory Affairs Advocate, Mary represents RCRC before various state agencies and regulatory bodies that have broad authority over land use and environmental policy. This includes air quality/diesel retrofit regulations, as well as a variety of other issues. As ESJPA Program Manager, Mary provides regulatory advocacy and gives participating counties technical assistance on the regulatory requirements of State and federal mandates regarding solid waste management and waste diversion goals. Mary served 19 years in California rural county government in Calaveras County where she was the Deputy Planning Director and then Senior Administrative Analyst. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Arts in (Wildlife) Biology from the California State University at Fresno.

Mark Schleich, Dir Public Works, Santa Barbara County

Mark Schleich is the Deputy Public Works Director and has been leading the effort to develop their AD/MRF project in the county


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Join us for three weeks of Workshops for Women. Each week will be a fresh trending topic that could help change your life. All workshops are FREE and open to the public, but space is limited so please reserve your spot today.

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Workshops will be held at:

Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.

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Doors open at 5:45pm. Light refreshments will be offered after each workshop.

Women in the Workforce

Whether you are at the beginning of your career, reentering the workforce or embarking on a whole new path, this workshop is for you. Shannon M. Sutherland will discuss salary negotiations, confidence boosters when speaking to perspective employers, reestablishing yourself professionally, and how to transfer your life experience skill set into a viable professional resume.

Thursday, September 28
6– 7:30 p.m.

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Women's Health and Wellness

This week we will focus on women’s health from a holistic approach. We all want to live our best life and taking care of our bodies and our minds should be step number one. “I should exercise but I am too tired, too busy, too….” Vanessa Hernández will motivate, and teach you to work with your body and your schedule to give you more energy. Charlotte Gullap-Moore, APRN, ANP-BC will discuss health concerns that plague women in our society today and she will present a holistic, healthy alternative to help us be the best we can be.

Thursday, October 5
6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Women Enacting Change

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

Join us as Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin engages in an “Arm Chair Chat” with three incredible women, all established in their fields and thoroughly engaged in the community. How do you go above and beyond, follow your passion, and effect change? Listen in on the conversation and then be part of the Q & A session as we learn from this impressive panel: Lisa Safaeinili, CEO Westminster Clinic, Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross, and Stephanie Caldwell, President and CEO of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, October 12
6 p.m. - 8 p.m

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

2017 Military and Veterans Expo & Job Fair - 8/26Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee and the Ventura County Military Collaborative invite you to the 2017 Military & Veterans Expo & Job Fair!

Saturday, August 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Camarillo Community Center
1605 Burnley St.

The MilVet Expo is a free annual event to connect Active and Veteran Military service members of all branches and their families to support services such as VA healthcare, counseling, legal help, employers, and a range of other programs and state agencies.

The event is family-friendly with fun activities, food, entertainment and information for America’s Military and Veterans, their loved ones, and the community that supports them.

**For more information or to register visit or call (805) 983-4850.

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