2019-2020 Board of Directors
The ODMD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of Downtown property owners and merchants, including a representative of the Oxnard City Council. Members are elected for 2-year terms and are limited to 6 consecutive years of service.
*Property Owner, #Business Owner, +Appointed by City Council
Vince Behrens, Chairman*#
American Drive-In Cleaners
Ozzie Lopez, Vice Chairman*#
Janie Lai, Treasurer*
Janie Lai Architects
Estrada Family, C Street Property Owner
Meta Transit District Property Owner
Dr. Manuel Lopez Family Trust
Gold Coast Insurance
City Of Oxnard
Community Development Director
Senior Officer Jamie Brown
Oxnard Police Department
Abel Ramírez Magaña is the Executive Director. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the annual work plan: clean and safe, streetscape beautification, marketing, business advocacy and government relations.
Prior to joining the ODMD, Magaña held several management positions including manager for the Los Angeles Business Assistance Program; VP of SBA & Commercial Lending for Banco Buenaventura; and Director of New Media/Managing Editor Hispanic Business Magazine. Magaña also co-founded a Latino-focused media company Latin Office LLC. He holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University.
Amber Denise Garcia is the Office Manager and Social Media Administrator.
ODMD Offices are open M – F 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Efrain Marquez leads the District Safety Program. Officer Marquez is responsible for managing a team of 4 full- and part-time officers dedicated to patrolling the district daily and providing support services to the City of Oxnard’s Police Officers and serve as ambassadors to visitors to Downtown Oxnard.
District Safety Hours: Sun – Thurs 7 a.m. – 11 p.m and Fri – Sat 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
The Clean Team responds 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.
Clean Team Hours: Mon-Sat 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tue. and Fri. 4:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.