Ventura VYVA

Our Ventura Community Partners Foundation (VCPF)

We are an independent we are a 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

When City funds are not available, our organization steps in to help create new parks or amenities, maintain existing parks, give the gift of a recreation scholarship to a youth to participate in sports, arts or cultural activities and to enhance the cultural and art opportunities in 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, Downtown Ventura Partners & Quality of Life Advocate

Paul Drevenstadt

Paul Drevenstedt


Chief Deputy Public Defender, Ventura County Public Defender’s Office & Commissioner on City of Ventura’s Parks and Recreation Commission

Berta Steele

Berta Steele


Ventura City Library Advisory Commission & community nonprofit leader.

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Michele Newell

Board Member

Public Relations Specialist, Aera Energy & Public Relations

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Dan Lyon

Board Member

Chase Bank Private Client Banker & has dedicated more than 25 years to the youth of Ventura through a number of organizations.

Patrick Davidson VCPF

Patrick Davidson

Board Member

Executive Director 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, avid swimmer & advocate for health through fitness.

Next Steps...

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