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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Ventura City Council Appoints District 4 Councilmember

Jeannette Sanchez-Palacio

Ventura City Council Appoints District 4 Councilmember  


Ventura, Calif. —  During its special City Council meeting on February 20, 2021, the Ventura City Council approved the appointment of Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, who took an oath of office, to fill the District 4 vacancy after interviewing 14 candidates. 

Under Section 705(c) of the City of Ventura’s Charter, the City Council approved an appointment process to fill the District 4 vacancy on February 1, 2021. The vacancy was created after City Councilmember Erik Nasarenko was appointed as the new District Attorney for Ventura County on January 26, 2021. 


Councilmember Sanchez-Palacios will join the seven-seat council, which includes Mayor Sofia Rubalcava (District 1), Deputy Mayor Joe Schroeder (District 7) and Councilmembers Doug Halter (District 2), Mike Johnson (District 3), Jim Friedman (District 5), and Lorrie Brown (District 6). 


For the past 10 years, Councilmember Sanchez-Palacios has served as the District Director for the California State Assembly. She has worked with various local community organizations including, but not limited to, the Turning Point Foundation, Ventura Education Partnerships, and the Police Activities League. She previously served as the President of the Ventura Women’s Political Council and earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. 


The City Council Special Meeting and oath of office ceremony are available for viewing on the City of Ventura’s YouTube at 


To learn more about the Ventura City Council or the City of Ventura’s Charter, visit or contact City Clerk Antoinette Mann at 

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