About the Harbor Lessees Association
The Friends of Channel Islands Harbor is a private, non-profit organization chartered to bolster the prosperity of the business community at the harbor. Its membership consists of the 15-20 business entities which hold ground leases from the County of Ventura, encompassing all of the commercial and residential development around the waterfront, and which are therefore the principal private investors in the future prosperity of the harbor.
The activities of the Association typically fall into the areas of marketing and advocacy. Marketing activities try to showcase the many facets of the harbor as a whole, without promoting individual businesses. They occur through a periodic newsletter, found elsewhere in this Website, and through specific ads or displays connected with special events, such as the recent Dallas Cowboys training camp and the California Welcome Center in Oxnard. The Association also advocates with public approval bodies in support of projects which will advance the well-being of the harbor.
The 2017 officers of the Association Board of Directors are:
Marine Emporium Landing