Matt LaVere

City Council Office
Title: Mayor
Councilmember Matt LaVere

Council term:  December 7, 2016 - December 14, 2020

"Matt LaVere, a native Venturan, was elected to the Ventura City Council in November 2016. He was appointed to the role of Mayor by his colleagues in December 2018.

Matt is a principal of LaVere Huff LLP, a law firm based in Downtown Ventura where he advises numerous local businesses and individuals on corporate, labor/employment and real estate matters.  Prior to working as a lawyer Matt held positions in the White House, as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, and worked a six month position with the United States Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Strike Force in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following 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.

Beyond his duties as Mayor, Matt also serves on the Council’s Homeless & Affordable Housing subcommittee and represents the City on the Board of the Association of Water Agencies (AWA) and the Board of the Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century (RDP-21). Matt also acts as the City’s liaison to the Casitas Municipal Water District Board and the Ventura Manufactured-Home Residents Council (VMRC).

Matt also enjoys his role as an Executive Board Member of the Ventura College Foundation, which serves to support the thousands of students attending Ventura College through scholarships and programs.

Matt resides in Ventura with his wife Alicia and daughters Lucia and Lorenza


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