Doug Halter

City Council
Title: Councilmember - District 2
Doug Halter - Councilmember - District 2

Council term: December 15, 2020 - December 2024

Doug is originally from Northern California where he still has a large extended family.  In 1978 he moved away to attend U.C. Santa Barbara where he graduated in 1982 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

His work experience includes engineering and marketing positions for Shell Oil, Proctor and Gamble, Unisys and several educational software companies where he received numerous achievement awards. Over the last several years he has renovated old homes in Ventura and built new ones, including a historic church where he helped form Rubicon Theater Company. In addition, he and his partner Randy operated Villa Tasca, an Italian home and garden gift store in downtown Ventura for over 10 years and a garden store on Thompson Boulevard for eight years. Currently, he and his partner run a thriving landscape business and have for over 29 years.

He has worn many hats in the community including Lead Trainer for the California State Positively Speaking program, Chair of the AIDS Partnership of Ventura County, Chair the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Founding member and Chair of the Downtown Ventura Community Council, Board member of the Visitors and Tourism Bureau, the Police Activities League, the Ventura Music Festival, the Historic Preservation Alliance, the San Buenaventura Foundation for the Arts, co-founder of the Ventura Botanical Gardens, Board member and past President of the Ventura Rotary. He has also been a Parks and Recreation Commissioner, a member of the Ventura Visioning Committee and participated on several nonprofit and community committees.

In his spare time, Doug likes to swim or just be in the water.  He loves the ocean and enjoys watching it change temperament from his final downtown Ventura home, which he built eight years ago.  Doug also enjoys Math and Physics, stimulating conversations, and experiencing different cultures.


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