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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement: when we act to make a difference in our communities by participating in local, national and international government.  This includes everything from texting or phoning your congress people to give them your point of view, to working on campaigns to elect officials that better represent your views, to attending a city council meeting and speaking on behalf of a cause in your local community.

The Center for Community Engagement encourages you to work for change by partnering with organizations who have already created a structure to address social issues (through Service Learning), or by interacting directly with others to create, change or modify laws and rules that make a difference in our communities.

To get you started in this kind of direct participation, we’ve provided contacts for your local, state, and national congress persons.  Contact them, and let change begin with your voice.

Camarillo City Council

Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM, Recess, Reconvenes at 7:30 for Public Comments
Place: City Council Chambers at City Hall
(601 Carmen Dr., between Paseo Camarillo and Ponderosa Dr.)

Public Comments Speaker Rule:
3 Minutes Only

For more information about City Council meetings, see:
Or contact the City Clerk at 388-5353.

Governor’s Office

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-558-3160 ( new number )

California’s Legislative Portal:

Your California State Representatives

Senate (Dist. 19 - Rep)

Senator Tony Strickland
Capitol Address
State Capitol
Room 4062
Sacramento, CA 94248-0001
(916) 651-4019

District Address
223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 400
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-8808

Assembly (Dist. 37 - Rep)

Assembly Member Audra Strickland
Capitol Address
State Capitol
Room 4208
Sacramento, CA 94249-0037
(916) 319-2037

District Address
2659 Townsgate Road Suite 236
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 230-9167


National Officials:

Senators of the 111th Congress

Boxer, Barbara - (D - CA)     Class III
(202) 224-3553
Web Form:

Feinstein, Dianne - (D - CA)             Class I
(202) 224-3841
Web Form:

Representative(for Campus, 93012)

California's 24th district: The Honorable Elton Gallegly
2829 Townsgate Road, Suite 315 ♦ Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-3018
(805) 497-2224 ♦ Toll Free: (800) 423-0023 ♦ FAX: (805) 497-0039