Simi Valley Community Council

Bringing community organizations together to coordinate and share resources.

What is the Simi Valley Community Council (SVCC)?

The Simi Valley Community Council (SVCC) was established in the December 1970.  The objective of the SVCC is to bring together organizations, agencies and individuals to:

  • encourage the voluntary cooperation of its members in making the community a better place to live.
  • encourage community interest in member organizations, agencies, non-profits, and individuals.
  • assist and coordinate their work and activities for community betterment.
  • eliminate duplication of services.

Membership consists of tax-supported agencies, volunteer organizations, service clubs, businesses, and interested individuals from the greater Simi Valley Area. The annual dues are $20.00 for membership from July through June.

SVCC meets on the second Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm to provide a forum for members to discuss community issues, organizational needs, share experiences and promote upcoming events in order to strengthen and improve conditions which will benefit the community.  Each meeting features a guest speaker who provides information relevant to the interests of its members.

Upcoming Speakers

 September 9th – Stratis Perros, City of Simi Valley 

Stratis Perros, Environmental Services Director, City of Simi Valley will provide an update of the Housing Element update process which is part of the City’s General Plan. This update will guide all new housing development in Simi Valley for the next eight years. We will hear the latest details of where they are in the process of the Housing Element.  He will also give us a status of pending and approved development projects along with a discussion on Accessory Dwelling Units.

 October 14th – Suzette Martinez Valladares, Assembly Member (AD-38)

Assembly Member Suzette Martinez Valladares (AD-38) will talk about her current work in the Assembly and on her committees. She is member of various committees and we expect to get updates on her work as Vice-Chair of the Committee On Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media and as a member of the Joint Committee On The Arts.

 November 11th – Karen Troop, Ventura County Court

Karen Troop – in addition to her work as a realtor Karen is a Mediator in the Ventura County Court system. Karen will speak about her experiences as a mediator along with the goals of mediation, which are to speed resolution of cases by bringing the parties together before they have made a major economic and emotional investment in litigation, and to increase awareness of this effective method of alternative dispute resolution.

December 9th – Christmas Carolers from a local high school (tentative)

Meetings held in-person 

11:30 am PST- Meet and Greet

12:00 pm PST- Meeting Starts

How to Attend

 Cost $20 

Live and in person

at the
Posada Royale Hotel
1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley

Reserve a seat with Kat Shepherd,

Everyone welcome! Seating is limited.


 Questions about membership

Email Kat Shepherd, VP of Membership at  


Benefits of Joining SVCC

Monthly meetings with informative speakers


  • Exposure in the community
  • Support from other non-profits
  • Promote upcoming events

For Profits:

  • Learn about different non-profit organizations in the community
  • Information to help determine where to spend charitable dollars
  • Network with community leaders