Dean Kunicki - VCTA
Dean Kunicki

Married to Janice Kunicki for 51 years, Heather Kunicki, Daughter – Age 41. Resident of Simi Valley for 37 Years, Resident of Bridle Path Equestrian Estates, 35 Years. Graduate – Master’s in Governance, California School Boards Association

Current Business

Dean Kunicki Business & Development Consulting – A Land Use and Government. Policy Consulting Firm. Firm Motto: He Who is Afraid of Doing Too Much, Always Does Too Little.

Mr. Kunicki expertise in planning and development, including acting as a land use and government policy consultant has allowed him to develop housing for the people of Ventura County. Development like Parker Ranch which provided 300 apartment and 200 single family homes to Simi Valley residents. In addition, Mr. Kunicki has developed Simi Valley’s first mixed-use project that included a senior affordable development. Mr. Kunicki also designed and developed the famous Hummingbird Nest Ranch which was declared the Number One Olympic Grand Prix Equestrian Center in the United States by the European Equestrian governing body. As the lead consultant for the Runkle Canyon Estates Mr. Kunicki successfully navigated the political arena and passed a ballot measure and won approval for 496 homes for Simi Valley.

Mr. Kunicki develops homes, apartments, affordable housing, industrial centers and commercial centers throughout Ventura County and selected locations in the United States.

Mr.Kunicki served 16 years as a Member of the Ventura County Board of Education.

Community Involvement

Past Chairman, Red Cross Advisory Committee
Implemented Plan and Established Funding to Bring Red Cross Facility to Simi Valley

Planning Commissioner / Past Chairman – City of Simi Valley
1992 – 2000

Founding Member / Past President
The Rancho Simi Foundation – Established Non-Profit Status Foundation to assist the Park District 

Past Founding Member
Simi Valley Education Foundation – Established Non-Profit Status Foundation to Assist School District

Past Chairman / 5 Term Board Member
Simi Valley Neighborhood Council

Past Co-Chairman
Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District / 5-Year General Plan Update

Past Member
Simi Valley Unified School District Bond Measure / School Rehabilitation

Member Citizen Advisory Committee
Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District

Past Executive Board Member
Youth Services Concerned Parents Network / Implemented Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance for Simi Valley

Past Chairman / Crime Prevention Committee
Instituted First Neighborhood Watch Program in Simi Valley

Chairman / Founding Member
Concerned Citizens for Equitable Water Rates / Established Equitable Water Rate Structure for Simi Valley 

Past Executive Board Member
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center / Committee in Charge of the Simi Valley Performing Arts Center

Past Member
City-Wide Design Guidelines Ad Hoc Committee for City of Simi Valley

Past Member
Cochran Street Extension / Wal-Mart Design Guidelines Ad Hoc Committee for City of Simi Valley


Chairman, Assemblywomen Audra Strickland’s Education Advisory Committee

Past Chairman

Past First Vice-Chairman / Finance Chairman
Ventura County Republican Central Committee

SurePath Financial Services 
Past Executive Board Member

Simi Valley Tourism Alliance/Chamber of Commerce
Past Board Member

Chairman Simi Valley Budget Advisory Committee
Researching and advising the City of Simi Valley on budget issues regarding the pending pension crisis

Ventura County Board of Education, Governing Board Member
Past Chairman and Board Member