Under state law the Commission is responsible for selecting its own Executive Officer and legal counsel. Both serve at the pleasure of the Commission. To facilitate staffing and operations the Ventura LAFCo has entered into agreements with the County of Ventura which provide for the Executive Officer selected by the Commission and other support staff to be employees of the County of Ventura. These agreements also provide for the Commission’s legal counsel to be the County Counsel for the County of Ventura.

The staff of the Ventura LAFCo serves in an administrative capacity to the Commission. The staff maintains the office and records and provides professional support, including reviewing proposals, making recommendations, conducting studies, and acting as a liaison with local agencies and the public. The authorized staff consists of three full time positions, plus legal counsel. To supplement the staff, the Ventura LAFCo may contract for professional services on an as needed basis.


Kai Luoma
Executive Officer
(805) 654-2575

Andrea Ozdy
Deputy Executive Officer
(805) 654-2866

Richelle Beltran
Office Manager / Clerk of the Commission
(805) 654-2576

Jeffrey Barnes
Ventura LAFCo Legal Counsel
(Jeffrey Barnes is Chief Assistant County Counsel for the County of Ventura.)

Contact Information

Ventura Local Agency Formation Commission

801 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite 301
Ventura, CA  93003

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CLOSED 12:00 – 1:00 FOR LUNCH) LAFCo is a small agency, and the staff is often required to be out of the office during normal business hours. At such times the office is closed. It is strongly recommended that you first call for an appointment to make sure that someone is available to assist you. If you receive our voice mail, please leave as detailed a message as possible.

Anyone with questions about Ventura LAFCo business or operations, or who wants to provide information to Commissioners is encouraged to contact the staff. Appointments are strongly recommended. 

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