LEAD Goleta (Learn Empower Advocate Discuss)

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Thank you to everyone that applied for the City of Goleta's 2nd ever LEAD (Learn, Empower, Advocate, Discuss) Goleta Community Academy! We are currently at capacity for this session (January 8 - February 12, 2020). If you would like to be added to our interest list for a future session, 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.

LEAD Goleta 2019 Graduates

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