Johnny Johnston and Steve Bennett receive James D. Loebl Award

Steve Bennett (left) and Johnny Johnston


On February 27, the Fund conferred its prestigious James D. Loebl Award on former Ojai Mayor Johnny Johnston and former Ventura County District 1 Supervisor Steve Bennett. The award is conferred from time to time to a person who has played a leading role in protecting and sustaining the environmental quality of the Ojai Valley for the public benefit. It is named in memory of the late James D. Loebl, a renowned civic leader who served on the Ojai City Council from 1968 to 1996.

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