Upcoming Events


Sunday, April 15, 2018
Water: Part II
Matilija Junior High Auditorium
703 El Paseo Rd, Ojai, California 93023

Free admission thanks to private donations, the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Oak Grove School. Save your seats by clicking here.

In addition to our panels promoting civil discourse on topics of national concern, The Ojai Chautauqua is launching a series of events specifically focused on issues facing the Ojai Valley. We kick off this new series with an imminent and critical choice facing all of us – Water. In 2014 we held a panel on The Future of Water (view the event here) and since then the situation has only become worse with the continuing drought. There are several proposals under consideration and the purpose of this panel is to thoughtfully consider all of the options and their implications. We hope you will join us as we work together to ensure the vitality of this beautiful community.


Richard Hajas
Member of the Ojai Valley Water Advisory Group


Tom Ash
Water Conservation Expert and Horticulturalist

Mary Bergen
Board Member of the Casitas Municipal Water District

Dan Breen
Board President of the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency

Connor Jones
Ojai Permaculture Founder

Bruce Kuebler
Board Member of the Ventura River Water District

Alex Kim
Managing Director of the Ojai Valley Inn

Bill Weirick
Ojai City Council Member