Ventura County Public Works Agency announces Joan Araujo as new Director of Central Services
Araujo replaces J. Tabin Cosio, who recently accepted a Human Resources position in the County Executive Office.
By: Ventura County Public Works Agency
Joan will oversee the VCPWA's fiscal and accounting, information technology, strategic operations, human resources, administrative services, workplace safety, and real estate divisions.
Araujo has been with the County for ten-years while working closely with VCPWA's Engineering Services Department on a number of projects, including the five-story Ventura County Family Medicine Residency clinic, the Conjeo clinic, and most recently, the Ventura County Medical Center Hospital replacement wing. She has also collaborated with Real Estate Services on multiple leases, the sale of the Finance Administration Building on Santa Clara Street, and the purchase of an office building on Thille Road.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Public Works Agency, a team of professionals dedicated to being the regional leader in providing effective, innovative, and sustainable Public Works services," said Araujo.
Araujo holds a Bachelor's of Arts from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, and a Master's of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. She is a recent graduate of the county's Executive Leadership Excellence and Action Program, LEAP, with cohort five, alongside Glenn Sheppard, Brian D'Anna, and Debra Cavaletto, all of Public Works.