Ventura City Mayor shared the history of Ventura at the Ventura Townehouse

Mayor touched on issues about land, beach, homelessness and traffic.

Cheryl Heitmann, Ventura City Mayor, was the guest speaker at the Ventura Townehouse  (VTH) on Thursday, October 22.  Almost one-hundred were in attendance.

Mayor Heitmann shared the history of Ventura and spoke of many projects she is working on around the city. Mayor Heitmann expressed the need for reclaimed water that is currently being tested at our local Ventura Water Pure Demonstration Facility. The Mayor said they have bus tours free to the public to visit the water plant.

She touched on issues about land, beach, homelessness and traffic concerns. The Mayor also shared how very important seniors and their concerns are since 27% of Ventura’s population are seniors and that number is growing rapidly.

She brought special attention to the city’s 150th Anniversary Celebration including projects like A Million Acts of Kindness, Partner Programs, Story Time Events at the Library, Poster Contest, Ventura Legacy Videos by

The Ventura Townehouse was a sponsor of the Kick-Off Event Sunday, held on November 8 at the Museum of Ventura County and also the 150th Anniversary Celebration to be held on Saturday, April 2.

Ventura Townehouse is also doing their part in sponsoring the 150th tile mural to be created by artist Michael Kelly. The mural will be installed on the wall in front of the Mission School. VTH will have their name placed permanently on the wall as one of the sponsors.

Ventura Townehouse residents are participating in the Million Acts of Kindness the Mayor has put up on her website at to reach the million acts of kindness by April 2nd in time for the 150th Ventura City Anniversary.

The Ventura Townehouse’s intergenerational partnership run by Anne Howorth, VTH Activities Director, include the Pacific High School Students and VTH residents are committed to get as many acts of kindness posted on the website as possible. VTH plans to create a “Kindness Tree” to display all of the acts of kindness once they are all collected.

If you have witnessed any acts of kindness let Samantha or Anne at the Ventura Townehouse know at  642.3263 or email at [email protected]. Leave a phone number, act of kindness and a photo if possible. “Let’s share 1 million acts of kindness to celebrate Ventura’s 150th birthday!” Samantha Crisp, Director of Marketing.

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