Downtown Oxnard Board and Management

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Committee Meetings


Get involved!
The ODMD Board of Directors and standing committees invite you take part in regular monthly meetings (schedule below). All meetings are open to the public. 

Board of Directors
Meets: 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Heritage Square Hall (731 South “A” St., Oxnard, CA 93030)

Executive Committee
Meets: Week prior to Board meeting (days vary, please call the office)
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Location: Oxnard Downtown Management District (230 West 7th Street, Ste. B Oxnard, CA 93030)

Activities: Work Plan - Budget - Policy - Partnerships - Fundraising - Grants - Merchant Outreach

Promotions Marketing & Merchant Engagement Committee
Meets: 1st Thursday of the Month
Chairman Gary Blum

Time: 9:00 a.m
. Location: Casa Lopez (325 South “A” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 - upstairs)
Activities: Holiday Programs - Downtown Marketing Plan - Downtown Revenue Generating Events - Newsletter - Co-op Advertisement Opportunities - Website - Merchant Outreach

Design & Physical Enhancement Committee
Meets: 2nd Thursday of the Month
Chairman Michael Sanchez, Coastal Architects
Time: 6:00 p.m. 
Location: Oxnard Downtown Management District (230 West 7th Street, Ste. B Oxnard, CA 93030)

Activities: Streetscape Beautification - Murals & Public Art - District Maintenance - Adopt-a-Planter Program

Downtown Improvement Task Force
Meets: 3rd Thursday of the Month

Time: 10:00 am
Location: City Offices, 300 West Third Street, Fourth Floor, Oxnard, CA 93030)
Activities: Collaborative between ODMD and City Administrators and Department Heads dedicated to enhancing downtown through process improvement, capital projects, and issue resolution.

For more information, please contact the Oxnard Downtown Management District office at (805) 385-2705. You may ask for Abel Magana, Executive Director.

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2013-2014 Board of Directors

Executive Board

Michelle Kenney, Chairwoman
La Dolce Vita - Heritage Square

David Covarrubias, Vice Chairman
Alert Management Company

Osbaldo Lopez, Treasurer
Casa Lopez Restaurant

Carlos P. Rodriguez, Secretary
La Central Bakery

Kim Recharte, Member-at-Large
Gold Coast Insurance Agency


Tom Garcia
Tomas Cafe

Juan Gonzalez
Law Offices of Richard Francis

Gustavo Macias
Mission Realty

Councilwoman Dorina Padilla
City of Oxnard

Victor Rodriguez
Reiter Affiliated Companies

Mike Sanchez
Coastal Architects

Neno Spondello
Oxnard Theater Group

Advisory Board Members

Nancy Lindholm
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

Pablo Ortiz

Gold Coast Broadcasting

Susan Smith
Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau



Abel Ramírez Magaña is the Executive Director of the Oxnard Downtown Management District (ODMD). He is responsible for overseeing the annual district work plan including delivery of core services - clean and safe programs, business recruitment and retention, advocacy and government relations.

Elizabeth Wolfel-Campos is the Program Coordinator and liason to business and property owners providing customer service with regards to district safety, maintenance, and advocacy issues.

Kelly Norton leads the District Safety Program. Officer Norton is responsible for managing a team of 5 full- and part-time officers dedicated to patrolling the district and providing support services to the public safety officers as well as acting as abassadors to visitors to Downtown Oxnard.

Rene Soto Garcia is an intern assisting with social media marketing and special projects.