A Message from our Region 5 Coordinator,
Dr. Gabino Aguirre
(Pictured here with Director of the California Complete Count Office, Ditas Katague)
Meet Our Members
Jack Hinojosa and Heather Cousin, Co-chairs of the Education Sub-committee
Jack Hinojosa is the Chief Executive Officer of Child Development Resources (CDR) of Ventura County, Inc. The mission of CDR, is to provide the foundation to build promising futures for children. CDR collaborates with parents and the community to deliver high-quality programs that enrich lives.
Since the formation of the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee Taskforce Jack Hinojosa has served as Co-Chair of the Education & Outreach Subcommittee, along with Heather Cousin, Library Services Director, City of Thousand Oaks, to facilitate census awareness for local schools from prekindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as postsecondary education, community college and university institutions in Ventura County.”
Rosario Castañeda, Member representing Lideres Campesinas
Region 5 Updates
- All Region 5 counties (Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz) have organized their Complete Count Committees and are scheduling workshops for developing their Implementation Plans.
- Training is being scheduled on the SwORD and PDI outreach and reporting software.
- Our Region 5 Coordinator, Dr. Gabino Aguirre, has been traveling to other counties in the region to assist with coordination and census presentations.
The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) was selected by the State of California to be the Administrative Community Based Organization (ACBO) for Region 5. Region 5 includes the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and San Benito. These documents outline the strategic plan that was put forth by VCCF and was accepted by the State of California.