Cheryl Heitmann

Ventura City Council

Council Member

Ventura City Hall

501 Poli St., Ventura 93001

(805) 654-7827




Elected originally 2012

Mayor, 2014

Up for re-election: 2020


Party: Democrat



2006-2012: Executive Director of the Ventura Music Festival

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, private practice, 18 years

Co-owner of a Political and Fundraising Consulting Group, 20 years

Board of Trustees of the Ventura County Community College District for 8 years, two terms as President of the Board.  



President of the board of the Economic Development Collaborative, Ventura County (EDCVC)

Board Member: 

    Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

    Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau

    Downtown Ventura Organization

    Ventura County Ballet Co

    National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee

    Chair of Gold Coast Transit District



Married with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren



Top 50 Women in Business (Pacific Coast Business Times 2008)

Top Non-Profit Leaders (Pacific Coast Business Times 2010)

Outstanding Citizen Gold Award from the California Teachers’ Association

Communication and Leadership Award from Toastmasters International, District #33

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