It has been my pleasure to be a member of VICA over the last 6 years. VICA’s events, political advocacy and support has been invaluable. The networks and connections acquired as a result of VICA have opened needed doors. VICA’s staff have been extremely supportive, responsive and innovative as the pandemic evolved. The team has quickly adapted to the new normal and found creative ways to effectively communicate virtually. Working with Shauna, Armando, Cathy, Jessica, Brad and Stuart is truly incredible.
- Carmen Bowen
Director of University Relations, Saybrook University
“If you have a business or represent an organization, particularly a business or organization located in the San Fernando Valley (SFV), and you believe in public policies that will allow your business or organization to flourish in the best of times and to be protected in the worst of times, you need to join VICA. VICA provides the most effective voice for business (and other organizations) interests with our local, state and federal leaders while advocating for the best overall quality of life for all in the San Fernando Valley.”
- Brad Rosenheim
Rosenheim & Associates, Inc.
"AT&T has been long-term member of VICA and we truly appreciate their advocacy efforts in the Los Angeles region. Our shared commitment to economic development, job creation, and improving the quality of life makes our community stronger. We find great value in our partnership with VICA and we look forward to our continued investment in our community."
- Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo
Regional Director, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T
"VICA is the essence of collective representation where everyone has a voice in the process. They take the desires and needs of the group and make a unified pitch to those in government, the media, and the community. Our goal is to provide an enduring and unyielding effort to obtain a fair share for the Valley.”
- Victor Berrellez
Vice President, North LA Regional Commercial Banking Office, US Bank
"2020 has been a challenging year for small businesses. The issues that have surfaced as a result of COVID-19 necessitates interaction with our local, state and federal legislators. Our involvement in public policy to address these issues is important to our customers, our business and livelihood. VICA does so by continuing to support small businesses, which allows State Farm agents to continue to grow in the Valley communities to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.”
- Samona Caldwell
Government Affairs Coordinator, State Farm Insurance
“When I first joined VICA, I remember attending my first Business Forecast Conference. I had only been a member for about three months, and I was getting to know staff and some members. As I looked around the event, I remember feeling a sense of belonging and feeling very welcome by members and staff. I’ve been able to meet and build relationships with some of the smartest people in Los Angeles as a VICA member. VICA’s events are top notch, well produced and worthwhile. Above all, VICA staff and leadership provide great value to members.”
- Matthew Swearman
Senior Director of Development and Donor Relations, Valley Village
"I’m consistently impressed with the terrific opportunities that VICA provides for its members to speak with and hear from legislators about pressing issues affecting our region. In addition, participation in VICA’s Education Committee has enabled me and my Child360 colleagues to forge partnerships with other members and to receive information from education experts, advocates and administrators that informs our policy work. VICA has also supported child care professionals in advocating for economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic."
- Elsa Jacobsen
Director of Public Policy, Child360
“VICA serves as a fierce advocate for businesses of all sizes and an incredible resource in understanding complex policy issues. WSP has been a long-standing partner of VICA’s in advocating for more effective and equitable transportation systems across the region. They share our vision of being Future Ready in quickly adapting to a changing tide. VICA staff above all are highly professional and well respected across the region.”
- Andrés Molina
Government Relations and Civic Engagement Manager, WSP
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