• Leadership Santa Maria Valley

  • Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today

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  • Leadership Santa Maria Valley LogoLeadership Santa Maria Valley is an 11 month program designed to foster and create future community leaders. The program allows participants to increase their understanding of local issues, challenges and solutions while expanding their personal and professional networks and refining their leadership skills. Each Class gives back to the community with their own unique Legacy Project.

    Founded in 1995, Leadership Santa Maria Valley has over 330 graduates serving on boards of local organizations and in a variety of leadership roles within government, service, non-profit and business sectors today.

    Participants engage and interact with community and civic leaders in areas of Military/Aerospace, Cultural Arts and Diversity, Public Safety, Youth and Education, Health and Human Services, Business and Economic Development, Government, Media and Technology, and Agriculture. The unique mix of monthly day long seminars and small class atmosphere give participants an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the issues facing their community and to engage with civic leaders.

    The Class of 2021 is currently in session. Questions about Leadership Santa Maria Valley can be directed to Program Director Terri Oneschuck at terrio@santamaria.com.