Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program ~ March 25 - June 14, 2019
After focused groups with the Westside Business Network, the WCDC determined that a friendly proactive presence was needed on the Avenue to better serve our businesses and residents. The WCDC partnered with Downtown Ventura Partners to pilot the Avenue Ambassador program for three months. Angela Carradine was hired as our ambassador, and she circulated on the Avenue to assist residents and businesses with creating a welcoming and safe Westside.
During that time we saw significant decrease in negative incidents reported on the Avenue, strengthened communications between the WCDC and local businesses and improvements in cleanliness. It is the WCDC’s hope that the Avenue Ambassador Program will prove indispensable, allowing us to secure the funding needed to relaunch and sustain it with the long-term goal of increasing vibrancy and economic activity on the Avenue.
If you would like to get involved in building support for the program, please contact Jackie Pearce at the WCDC at Director@WestsideVentura.org or call 805-628-3869.