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Mission Statement

Our Vision...

The Public Works Agency will be the premier regional provider of public works projects, programs, and services essential to the public health, safety, natural resource protection, and economic vitality of Ventura County and thereby improve the quality of life by:

  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement
  • Providing superior customer service
  • Promoting innovation, Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Practicing sound fiscal policy
  • Becoming an employer of choice
  • Leading in environmental stewardship

Our Mission...

To deliver efficient responsive, and cost-effective services to the citizens of Ventura County by planning, designing, constructing operating and maintaining: roads, water and sanitation, flood protection and other county facilities. The Public Works Agency includes the county surveyor and also provides services such as land development review, integrated waste management, recycling, water resource protection and ecosystem restoration.

Our Values...

The core values of PWA are those values we hold as the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. We have an entire universe of values, but some of them are so primary, so important to us that throughout the changes in society, government, politics, and technology they are STILL the core values we will abide by. In an ever-changing world. PWA core values are constant: they underlie our work and interactions with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission. We explicitly state our core values as follows because we want them understood and practiced throughout the organization.

Character: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, Mission-Focused People: Communication, Teamwork, Empowerment, Safety Services: Fiscal Responsibility, Commitment, Accountability, Transparency, Innovation, Resource Stewardship


The Watershed Protection District is looking for concerned neighbors to locate and remove graffiti from the District’s flood control channels and dams.

Be part of a team that will:

  • Form neighborhood graffiti patrols.
  • Work with the respective City’s law enforcement.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist with graffiti reporting/removal.

Prompt removal of graffiti has been shown to be effective in discouraging tagging. The District works with non-profit organizations, neighbors, and students to address graffiti throughout the County.


Groups are encouraged to express their pride in their neighborhoods by painting over graffiti in flood control channels and dams. Training is provided on safe and effective methods for removing graffiti .

Volunteers can pick up paint, rollers, brushes and other supplies from the District’s Operations and Maintenance Yard.

How to Volunteer

If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please call the District Graffiti Abatement Coordinator. You will receive information about graffiti abatement training dates and other program information.

Stephanie Molina Graffiti Abatement Coordinator

(805) 672-2101






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