Foster VC Kids of Ventura County hosted Statewide

Foster VC Kids Elisa Carreno –Resource Liaison, Angelina McCormick-Soll , Foster Home Recruitment, Development, & Support Specialist,Alison Young Placement Stability & Support Division Clerical Supervisor,Elizabeth Thasiah Foster Home Recruitment, Development, & Support Specialist, Cynthia Hutchison  Caregiver Support Coordinator, and  Victoria Gonzales Foster Home Recruitment and Support Specialist

Jordan and Sandra Laby  told the Breeze “We have been with the Ventura Music Festival from the very beginning of its inception with Sonia Towers, Elena Brokaw and our then city administration.  We believe in the concept of  this music festival of bringing world class entertainers to our intimate venues in our city.  We value the collaboration of  all the arts in this city such as the Ventura county Ballet Company, the Rubicon Theater, the New West Symphony and the many varied artists that have contributed to making our festival such a huge success for the last 21 years.   With great joy we have opened our home each year for a celebration and introduction into the next years music festival season.”

In 1994 the Ventura Music Festival was created calling for “creation of an artistically focuse music festival “burns taft was named its first Artistic Director As far back as 1998 the Laby’s received the first Festival Founders Award

The Ventura Music Festival Board has recently concluded a productive year-long organizational assessment that resulted both in a renewed vision for going forward and, we believe, in a sustainable budget. The vision includes moving the Festival from May to July, which is viewed as a more optimum time for music Festivals and also provides for a pre-Festival series of more intimate concerts and events designed to bring our supporters closer to VMF, one another and the music. We’re excited about the changes and feel ready to commence our search for a new full-time Executive Director.

Susan Scott, our wonderful “Consultant to the Festival,” has helped lead us through this important year of assessment, decision-making and renewal. While she continues to work hard on VMF plans for the coming Season, she is eager to move on to her next assignment and see VMF welcome a new ED. Please join us in thanking her and in supporting our search if you can.



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