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    Celebration moved to PAL gym this year. Starts with a march from Plaza Park to PAL

    Ventura County’s 34th Annual


    “Dream, Believe, Act!

    We can do more together than apart.”


    8:00 AM  “Freedom March”

    From: Plaza Park, 5th Street and C Street, Oxnard, CA

    To: Oxnard PAL Gymnasium (350 South K Street, Oxnard, CA)

    Transportation provided from the Oxnard PAL Gymnasium to Plaza Park beginning at 7:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    9:00 AM  Observance Program

    “Dream, Believe, Act! 

    We can do more together than apart.”

    Keynote Speaker: Troy Brown, City Manager, Moorpark, California

    Location: Oxnard PAL Gymnasium

    350 South K Street, Oxnard, CA

    $8 admission includes refreshments and vendor exhibits
    Tickets may be purchased from MLK Committee members, at the door or online.


    More Info, Map, /Buy Tickets:

    Keynote Speaker


    City Manager, Moorpark, California

    Troy Brown was appointed as City Manager for the City of Moorpark in 2018. Brown has over 25 years of public sector experience that began in the City of Santa Clarita, CA.  He has served as Assistant to the City Manager for the cities of Riverside and Elk Grove, Assistant City Manager for the City of Livermore, and City Manager for the City of Tracy.

    Mr. Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of a municipal corporation of 56 employees, an annual operating and capital budget of approximately $48 million, and a city population of 37,000 residents. 

    Appointed by the Mayor and City Council, Mr. Brown is responsible for improving the community’s public infrastructure and enhancing quality of life for residents. Throughout his municipal career he has appointed executive leadership, reorganized City departments, oversaw construction of numerous capital improvement projects, enhanced transparency and elevated the professionalism of local government.

    Brown has served on numerous community organizations and policy committees with the League of California Cities.  In addition, Brown was a West Coast Regional Vice President for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  Mr. Brown has also served as a Director of the VantageTrust Co, an investment company that provides for the commingled investment of $50 billion in assets of retirement plans administered by ICMA-Retirement Corporation.  

    Brown has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and a Master’s of Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino.  He is married to his wife Toni and has two children, Kenneth and Ally.  In his downtime he enjoys boating, traveling and is an avid golfer. 


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