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LaVere, a native Venturan, was elected to the Ventura City Council in November
Matt owns a law firm based in Downtown Ventura where he advises numerous local
businesses and individuals on corporate, employment and real estate matters.
Prior to working as a lawyer Matt held positions in the White House, as a
legislative advisor on Capitol Hill, and worked a six month position with the
United States Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Strike Force in Las Vegas,
graduation from Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai, Matt attended Pepperdine
University where he earned a bachelor's degree with honors and distinction in
2000. Matt earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law.
serves on the Council’s Economic Development and Homeless subcommittees, as
well as representing the City on the Ventura Chamber of Commerce’s Economic
Development subcommittee, the Ventura Council of Governments (VCOG) and the
Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st
addition to his City Council duties, Matt also enjoys serving his hometown
community as a Board Member of the Ventura College Foundation, Project
Understanding and the Downtown Ventura Rotary Club. He is an advocate for
protecting and expanding the use of Ventura's amazing collection of parks,
beaches and open space, and served on the City of Ventura Parks and Recreation
Commission from June 2014 to November 2016.
resides in Ventura with his wife Alicia and daughter Lucia. In his free time,
Matt and his family enjoy hiking the Ventura Botanical Gardens trails and spending
time with friends on Pierpont's beautiful beaches.