Local Oxnard muralist, Anthony Macri Ortiz brought their 40th anniversary mural to life.
On November 29, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (Cabrillo EDC) unveiled a larger-than-life mural honoring the deep history and farmworker origin story of Cabrillo EDC.
The nearly 550 square-foot mural features elements representing important milestones, including founding Executive Director Rodney Fernandez, the multi-faceted history and origin story of Cabrillo EDC, as well as the organization’s values and principles. The mural is featured in the stairwell entrance to Cabrillo EDC’s corporate offices in Ventura at 702 County Square Dr.
“We hope whoever sees the mural will feel immense connection to the history of Cabrillo EDC and the passion and work that goes into making sure everyone has safe, affordable housing,” said Margarita H. de Escontrias, Chief Executive Officer of Cabrillo EDC. “Community is central to the work that is done at Cabrillo EDC. Our mission and values are focused around building an engaged community and providing comprehensive housing services and resources for seniors, farmworkers, veterans and families in the Ventura County community.”
Cabrillo EDC partnered with local Oxnard muralist, Anthony Macri Ortiz to bring their 40th anniversary mural to life. From start to finish, the mural took about a month to complete. “Anthony truly understood our goal of honoring Cabrillo’s roots and creating a piece to promote awareness about the importance of developing housing that positively impacts the community’s health, education, public safety, social services, and economic development,” said H. de Escontrias.
The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation has been making dreams come true, one home at a time, since 1981. Proud to be the largest developer of affordable homes in Ventura County, Cabrillo’s success is the result of decades of passion, dedication and vision. With a mission of providing comprehensive housing services and community economic development activities, Cabrillo facilitates self-sufficiency for individuals and families who are most lacking in opportunity. At Cabrillo, home is more than a place to live – it is the cornerstone of the community’s economic, environmental and social wellbeing.