Ventura VYVA

Our Ventura Community Partners Foundation (VCPF)

We are an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, created to build community and enhance the livability of Ventura by developing and maintaining parks, recreation, and cultural opportunities through partnerships and sustainable, diverse funding.

Our Story

VCPF helps support the Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department in their efforts to create new parks and/or amenities, provide recreation and art/cultural activities to youth through scholarships, and to enhance recreation and cultural activities throughout Ventura.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are all local Ventura residents who have a diverse set of interests from recreation, the arts, education to public health.  They serve the citizens of Ventura by raising funds to increase the vibrancy of the city.  They hope your experience living in Ventura is full of activities, experiences and opportunities to explore the outdoors.

Kevin Clerici

Kevin Clerici


Executive Director of Downtown Ventura Partners & Quality of Life Advocate

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Paul Drevenstedt


Chief Deputy Public Defender, VC Public Defender’s Office

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Dan Lyon

Board Member

Chase Bank Private Client Banker. Has dedicated more than 25 years to serving Ventura's youth through a number of nonprofit organizations.

Berta Steele

Berta Steele


Ventura City Library Advisory Commission & community nonprofit leader.

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Michele Newell

Board Member

Public Relations Specialist at Aera Energy


Colin Brightfield

Board Member

Leader, artist and entrepreneur. Founder of Jai Rhythm Yoga Studio.

Patrick Davidson VCPF

Patrick Davidson

Board Member

Executive Director of CAPS Media, former SVP for the Disney Channel & passionate about empowering youth.

David De Candia

David De Candia

Board Member

Master Tea Blender for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and an avid swimmer


Bree Cochran

Board Member

Healthy lifestyle advocate.  Owner and Coach at The Vent: Human Performance Center.

Next Steps...

Help us achieve our goals by contributing to one of our current projects.