Ventura County Fair in the news

Shanté Morgan-Durisseau was one of seven honorees at CSU Channel Islands.

The Board of Directors of the 31st District Agricultural Association, better known as the Ventura County Fairgrounds, has elected Bonnie Atmore to the office of President and Director Daniel Long to the office of Vice-President.

Atmore is President and CEO of FOODShare, Inc. She has been listed by the Pacific Coast Business Times (2007-2015) in the “Top 50 Women in Business.” Her honors include the Rotary International “Service above Self Award,” City of Oxnard Woman of the Year, Tri County Women’s Economic Ventures Trailblazer Award and various proclamations and commendations from Ventura County, Assembly and Senate representatives.

Long is a founding Board member on The Midtown Ventura Community Council and The San Buenaventura Conservancy and has been a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties for over twenty years. He has volunteered at the Ventura County Fair since 1989 and has served since 2007 on the City of Ventura Planning Commission. He is owner of Daniel Long Painting.

The Ventura County Fairgrounds is proud to announce that director Shanté Morgan-Durisseau has been honored at CSU Channel Islands’  4th Annual African American Achievement Awards Luncheon for her work in civic engagement. She was one of seven honorees, who were chosen for their work to make the community a better place.

The awards ceremony, hosted by CI’s Intercultural Services, recognized individuals who have made a substantial difference in their respective fields and have worked to better the community.

Morgan-Durisseau, a Moorpark resident, was appointed to the Ventura County Fairgrounds Board of Directors in June 2015. She is managing editor at the California State University, Northridge Marketing and Communications Office. She has been an instructor at California Lutheran University, a lecturer at the CSUN department of journalism and a political affairs reporter at Copley News Service. She also has served as chair of the Ventura County Commission for Women; is an appointee to the Ventura County Women’s Economic Roundtable; and is a member of the Simi Valley AAUW, Ventura County branch of the NAACP, and Ventura County Women’s Political Council.

“We are proud of Shanté for her achievements and for the honor that has been bestowed on her.” said Fairgrounds CEO Barbara Quaid, “Her work in our community reflects the Ventura County Fairgrounds’ own commitment to making Ventura County a better place.”

The 2016 Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” will open Wednesday, August 3 and run through Sunday, August 14. More information can be found at or by calling  648-3376.



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