Board Member, Vista Real Charter High School
Current Term July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Mr. Ernie Villegas is the owner of Villegas Public Affairs, the President of the Fillmore Association of Business (FAB), and a Board member of the Fillmore-Piru Veterans Memorial District. Mr. Villegas was the special projects manager for the City of Fillmore until 2022. Other board positions he holds include El Concilio Family Services in Oxnard, Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club, Workforce Education Coalition and the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County (EDC-VC). Mr. Villegas has more than 30 years of public/private sector advocacy experience. From 2010-2014, he served as the district director for state Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, held senior partner for the public affairs company Paladin Principle LLC, and is a 30-year veteran as the public affairs manager for Southern California Edison. Villegas has served the City of Fillmore as planning commissioner, and parks and recreation commissioner before serving as mayor and councilman from 2002-2006. His abounding board service to business and service organizations demonstrates his action and solution-oriented character to his community. Ernie has lived in Fillmore for over 45 years with his wife Christine.

Written By:
Abi Lawrence