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An Advisory Council was created by thoughtful consideration of diverse interested community members to be invited to comprise  the Advisory Council of forty people: Ventura County of Ventura staff, House Farm Workers!, all ten incorporated Cities in Ventura County, and several other stakeholders including County departments of transportation, health, agriculture, and housing; nonprofit organizations; financial institutions; healthcare groups; small and large agricultural employers and business associations; housing advocacy groups; affordable housing developers; educational institutions; and farmworkers.

The Advisory Council first met in November 2021, and will provide input on the preparation of the Farmworker Housing Study and Action Plan for the duration of the project. The meetings are coordinated by key members from the County of Ventura’s Planning Division and House Farm Workers!.

The role of the Advisory Council includes the following tasks:  

  • Provide input for the Survey Consultant Request for Proposals (RFP);
  • Assist in selection of the Survey Consultant(s);
  • Assist in finalizing the surveys designed by the Consultant;
  • Review proposed Survey Methodology and Communications Plan;
  • Provide input for the Study Consultant RFP;
  • Assist in selection of the Study Consultant(s);
  • Provide input on the different components of the Study; and
  • Review draft Action Plan policies and programs.