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Lorrie Brown was elected to the Ventura City Council in November 2018.In addition to serving as City Councilmember, Lorrie is a public servant for the County of Ventura.Prior to this work, Lorrie was a certified substitute teacher for the Ventura Unified School District. In her professional life she owns a writing, media, and communications business.The daughter of seasonal farm workers, Lorrie grew up in Ventura on the Eastside in the Bird Track and later attended Ventura College receiving an AA in Bilingual Studies. She then graduated from California Lutheran University, with a BA in Communications and an MA in Public Policy.She continued her career in public service as a project management lead for the City of Oxnard’s redevelopment agency where she led economic development initiatives that supported small businesses and affordable housing.Lorrie currently serves as the Chair of the General Plan Committee, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Chair of the HOPES Committee (Housing Opportunities, Proactive Engagement, and Solutions), and former co-chair of the Finance, Audit and Budget Committee. She also serves as a board member representing the region on the Southern California Association of Governments.Lorrie raised her three sons in Ventura and has lived here since 1974. She loves to rider horses in her spare time.
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