Learn about Local Government with LEAD Goleta

Be part of the City’s first LEAD Goleta community academy! The program is free and designed to help residents better understand the role that local government plays in the community so that they can effectively participate and share that knowledge with others. LEAD Goleta stands for Learn, Empower, Advocate, Discuss. Attendees will be exposed to the role of local government and will hopefully consider a future role in city governance either as an elected Councilmember, Board member or Commissioner.

LEAD Goleta is open to the first 20 Goleta residents who submit a completed application. The City believes that it is important to get young adults involved in the local government process as well. That is why we have reserved five additional spots for youth ages 15-21, and encourage people within that age group to apply. Participants must attend all six classes which are held on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning February 13, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Goleta City Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B). The remaining class dates are March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12 and July 10. Following completion of the six classes, attendees will be recognized by the City Council for their participation. The program will include lively discussions, role playing, and other activities.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://tinyurl.com/LEADGoleta. Questions? Contact Valerie Cantella at pio@cityofgoleta.org or 805-961-7507.