Downtown Oxnard Board and Management

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District 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 Thursday of the Month
Time: 8:30 a.m.

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

Executive Committee
Meets: Thursday of the week before the Board meeting
Time: 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Oxnard Downtown Management District (519 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030)

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

Promotions Marketing & Merchant Engagement Committee
Meets: 1st Thursday of the Month
Chairwoman Michelle Kenney
Time: 9:00 a.m
. Location: La Dolce Vita (740 South “B” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030)
Activities: Holiday Programs - Downtown Marketing Plan - Downtown Revenue Generating Events - Newsletter - Co-op Advertisement Opportunities - Website - Merchant Outreach

Design & Physical Enhancement Committee
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Chairman Michael Sanchez, Coastal Architects
Time: 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Oxnard Downtown Management District (519 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030)
or various locations, call ahead.
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.

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2014-2015 Board of Directors

Executive Board

Armando Lopez, Chairman
Centennial Plaza Partners

Juan Gonzalez, Vice Chairman
Law Offices of Richard Francis

Kim Recharte, Secretary
Gold Coast Insurance Agency

Vince Behrens, Member-at-Large
American Drive-In Cleaners


Liz Aranda
Aranda Financial Services

Tom Garcia
Tomas Cafe

Janie Lai
Janie Lai Architects

Councilwoman Dorina Padilla
City of Oxnard

Mike Sanchez
Coastal Architects

City Liaison

Kymberly Horner
City of Oxnard

Advisory Board Members

Elizabeth Callahan

Officer Sandra Haumann
Oxnard Police Department

Nancy Lindholm
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

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.

Mary Hernandez is the Administrative Assistant and liason to business and property owners providing customer service with regard to district safety, maintenance, and advocacy issues.

Andrew Lerma leads the District Safety Program. Officer Lerma is responsible for managing a team of 5 full- and part-time officers dedicated to patrolling the district and providing support services to the City of Oxnard's Police Officers and serve as ambassadors to visitors to Downtown Oxnard. 24 Hours a day/7 Days a week. (805) 422-2020

Ian Patty is the Operations Manager for our Clean Team. He oversees a team dedicated to providing enhancement services beyond the baseline to the City of Oxnard's Townskeeper Program, Parks and Facilities. Using state of the art bio-degradable detergents, water-recapture techniques, double filteration systems and optimal cleaning equipment; the Team reponds 6 days a week to special requests. Morning schedule includes litter removal, sidewalk cleaning, graffiti removal, shopping cart pickup, weed abatement, flyer/sticker removal and serving as ambassadors to visitors to Downtown Oxnard. (805) 890-3984