Chair Matt Lavere

Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library

40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley

Nov 2, 2023

4:30 - 8:30 PM

FREE Livestreaming Options

The livestream for the State of the County 2023 is best viewed using the Chrome Browser. For those viewers who will be joining the livestream via the Safari Browser, we strongly recommend they view the event via the County’s Facebook page.

Livestream links will be active at 5:30 PM

Event Schedule

Don’t miss the 2023 State of the County celebrating the County’s 150th Anniversary! Keynote speaker and County Executive Officer Dr. Sevet Johnson will share an update and unforgettable message followed by a networking reception under Air Force One.

Thank you to our presenting partners who made this year’s event possible. Proceeds will benefit the Museum of Ventura County and the Economic Development Collaborative’s work empowering social, cultural, and economic opportunities for all residents in our County.

The 2023 State of the County will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Thursday, November 2. Event cost is $50. Free Livestream will be available at and on the County of Ventura’s Facebook page.


Enjoy an evening with opportunities to connect with colleagues and key county leaders:

Celebrate 150 years of Ventura County with a networking reception in the Air Force One Pavilion! This memorable evening will include a live jazz band, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and entertainment.

We look forward to you joining us for this year’s State of the County as we celebrate our community’s history and future!


Elena Brokaw, Barbara Bernard Smith Executive Director
Museum of Ventura County

National Anthem
Reese Lovenson

Opening Remarks
Matt LaVere
Chair of the Board & District 1 Supervisor

State of the County Presentation – Keynote
Sevet Johnson, PsyD
County Executive Officer

Celebration in the Air Force One Pavilion
Live Music and DJ | Hors d’ oeuvres
Cocktails | Entertainment | Networking


The State of the County 2023 program and reception features special performances from local musicians and artists, including:

Toni Jonnatta Jazz Trio

Ventura-based jazz vocalist, songwriter, and author, Toni Jannotta has produced four albums. Ms. Jonnatta created the “Voices of the Homeless” project and documentary, which paired stories from the unhoused with musical backing from improv jazz musicians. Tonight, she is joined by Dave Smith on guitar and Ryan Roberts on the upright bass.

California Lutheran University Kingsmen and Regal Quartets

The CLU Kingsmen and Regals Quartets showcase some of the university’s most talented student musicians and scholars, playing a variety of classical, romantic, and contemporary works. The Kingsmen Quartet includes Nicholas Desmond, Nathaniel
Mark, Lucas Sprague, and Cameron Tucker. The Regals Quartet includes Mackenzie Zaun, Danielle Pickard, Nairi Semerdjian, and Sydney Steinberg.

Aaron O’Brien, Magician

Mr. O’Brien is a local of Simi Valley and one of the most popular performers at the World-Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Julianne Sillona, Vocalist

Julianne Sillona is a Filipino American singer-songwriter and award-winning vocalist. She has performed across the US, Canada, and the Philippines. She is now in her final year at the CalArts School of Music for Jazz Vocals and is accompanied by Keelan Walters, Alex Grant, and Benny Shultz.

360 MVP Aerial Photo Booth

Experience events from new heights with a cutting-edge aerial photo booth! Grab your friends and colleagues for this exciting experience and capture the moment!

DJ Phenixx

Experience the sounds of local Ventura resident, DJ Phenixx, mixing an eclectic fusion of genres, setting the vibe right for networking and conversation.

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