Festival announces 2017 board leadership

Doug Halter

The Ventura Music Festival (VMF) is pleased to announce its new Board leadership team for 2017.  At the helm is Doug Halter as President, Larry Velasquez as Treasurer, and Timothy Smith as Secretary.

Doug Halter is a well-known community leader, long associated with the VMF and one of the prime developers of the Botanical Gardens. He is owner of Halter-Encinas Enterprises, a local landscaping company.

Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith counts past service on the New West Symphony Board among his community engagements and is President of Anacapa Insurance Services in Ventura.

Larry Velasquez has been with Rabobank since 1997, where he is currently Senior Vice President/Director of Mortgage Banking Sales.  In addition to VMF where he also co-chairs its Finance Committee, he serves on several other community and business boards.

Larry Velasquez

The Ventura Music Festival was founded in 1994 to respond to a City planning process identifying a need for a cultural festival in the City’s historic downtown core.  VMF has been bringing a mix of world-class music to the community, county and beyond ever since.  The line-up of its July 2017 Festival will be announced at 5pm on February 21st in a special City Hall program to which the public is warmly invited.

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