Former councilmember and community leader seeks to serve community once more

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (April 30, 2020) — Former Thousand Oaks City Councilmember and retired Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, Joel Price, has announced his intent to run for the Thousand Oaks City Council’s open seat, which constituents can vote for on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The city council, which is compromised of five councilmembers, has one open seat after current councilmember Rob McCoy announced his resignation, effective immediately, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Current mayor, Al Adam, is also up for re-election this November.

Price, who spent 35 years serving with the LAPD,  served on the city council for six and a half years, having first been appointed to fill a vacancy in 2012. Price was then elected in 2014. During his service as a councilmember, Price represented Thousand Oaks as a member of the Ventura Council of Governments, Ventura Regional Sanitation District, Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century for Ventura County, Point Mugu Airport Authority/Ventura County Naval Base, and the Justice Assistance Grant Steering Committee for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Price was also appointed to the League of California Cities, (CACities) Public Safety Policy Committee and the National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee, contributing his expertise in law enforcement to help shape state and national policies. Price chaired the NLC policy committee in 2016 and was elected to the NLC Board of Directors for the following two years.

Prior to his role on council, Price was appointed to and served on both the Thousand Oaks Traffic and Transportation Committee and the City’s Planning Commission. His campaign priorites include public safety, fiscal responsibility, open space preservation, responsible development and environmental sustainability.

“More important now than ever, Joel Price will bring proven leadership, a commitment to our community and a passion for people during these extraordinary times,” said retired Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

A community leader and volunteer outside of his former elected position, Price has volunteered as a board member for the Conejo Valley YMCA, Our Community House of Hope and the Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation. Additionally, he is the co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Nicole Parker Foundation for Children and served as a booster board member for the Thousand Oaks High School football team and cheer squad, as well as chair of the local host committee for the Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015.