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    HASAN ELECTED TO VENTURA LAFCo

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    Ventura, CA- January 10, 2023– Mohammed A. Hasan, a prominent community and business leader in Ventura County has been elected to the Ventura County Local Agency Formation Commission. The special districts in Ventura County elected him to be an alternate Commissioner.

    Hasan is sworn in by LAFCo clerk of the commission Richelle Beltran

    The Ventura County LAFCo decides primarily boundary issues of the county, cities, and most special districts. Every county in California has a LAFCo. They implement state law requirements, state and local policies relating to boundary changes, including spheres of influence, incorporations, annexations, and reorganizations. Commissioners are either appointed or elected. More Information is available at ventura.lafco.ca.gov.

     

    Hasan is well known as a tireless volunteer/leader in the community in the areas of environment, health, art, and youth. He is the founder and instructor of free community classes in Longevity, conversational Spanish, financial independence, and calligraphy. He currently the vice president of the non-profit organization, El Concilio FS, which serves the underserved community of farm workers and those in need of assistance for immigration and citizenship services. All the local newspapers have published an article or two about Hasan’s passion for contribution to the community.

     

    Hasan is the owner of a civil and environmental firm in Ventura. He was an engineer with the Ventura Regional Sanitation District, and the utilities superintendent of the City of Oxnard. He earned advanced degrees from the University of Iowa. He is Fellow two national professional societies, and Harris Fellow of the Rotary International. He authored a book on solving drought problems in California.

    Hasan is a co-founder of OceanForesters. This Ventura start-up helps economically challenged coastal communities build and manage their own flexible floating fishing reefs. The complete ecosystem on the reefs restores ocean bounty and biodiversity. Hasan also served as the chief engineer and general manager of the bio-energy startup company, PODenergy, where he helped develop theories for the reduction of global carbon dioxide via ocean afforestation.

    Hasan is a 48-year resident of Ventura. He and wife JoAnn have two adult daughters, Yasmin and Mishty.


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