Who We Are

The Retired Employees Association of Ventura County (REAVC), formerly known as the Ventura County Retired Employees’ Association (VCREA), was founded in 1984 as a social and advocacy organization for County of Ventura retirees. It is governed by a Board of Directors, elected for two-year terms by the members. 

Officers Directors Directors (Continued)
President – Reddy Pakala Ben Emami Cindy Schneider
1st VP – Roberta Griego Colleen Bruns Kelly Shirk
2nd VP – Ken Cozzens Anne Dana Lyn Krieger
Secretary – Will Hoag Colleen House Jacquie Richardson
Treasurer – Paul E. Callaway Tom McEachern Maryellen Benedetto
Associate Member Representative
Nancy Settle
Immediate Past President
Art Goulet
Board of Retirement
Dee Emami
Executive Assistant

REAVC is the authorized representative for all County of Ventura retirees before the Board of Supervisors, Board of Retirement, and other forums, including the courts.

The mission of REAVC is to protect the benefits of retirees, and, where possible, to gain enhancements to those benefits. REAVC also seeks legislation beneficial to retirees by working with the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA), the umbrella group for the retiree associations of the twenty counties whose retirement systems operate under the provisions of the County Employees Retirement Act of 1937.

A copy of REAVC’s bylaws may be viewed by clicking the following link. REAVC ByLaws

In addition, REAVC:

• Sponsors membership luncheons throughout the year. The luncheons include guest speakers discussing retiree issues and concerns, a short business meeting, raffle prizes, and an opportunity for members to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

• Holds special meetings to inform and engage the membership when issues arise that are of interest to the Association.

• Publishes a bi-monthly newsletter that is designed to keep members informed of retiree news and events, and to promote social contact among retirees. The newsletters contain current information about retirement benefits, legislation affecting REAVC retirees, services, and social activities.

• Maintains a website (www.reavc.org ) designed to provide information pertaining to REAVC activities.