LEAD Goleta (Learn Empower Advocate Discuss)

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The City of Goleta's 2nd ever LEAD Goleta Community Academy is underway! LEAD stands for Learn, Empower, Advocate, Discuss. Our next LEAD Goleta will take place in the fall on six consecutive Wednesdays, September 9 - October 14, 2020, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. If you would like to be notified when we begin taking applications for the fall class, please email Jaime Shaw at jshaw@cityofgoleta.org.

About LEAD Goleta

LEAD Goleta is a free, interactive and eye-opening six week program designed to help community members better understand the role that local government plays so that they can effectively participate, share that knowledge with others and possibly even consider a future role in city governance. 

Each class is interactive and features different key City departments giving a behind the scenes view of how the City of Goleta is run.  Attendees will learn everything from how roads are maintained to what goes in to creating the City’s budget. Throughout the program, participants will be exposed to the role of local government.

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LEAD Goleta Class Jan_Feb 2020

Pictured: Current LEAD Goleta participants

LEAD Goleta 2019 Graduates

Pictured: Graduates from our inaugural LEAD Goleta class in 2019 and City Council members