• Leadership Santa Maria Valley Accepting Applications for 2021 Class

    Leadership Santa Maria Valley is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2021. This will be our 26th year serving our Community and preparing future Community Leaders! To date, we have over 400 graduates from our program which began in 1995. Interviews will be held in February and March with our Candidate Orientation and Kick-Off Retreat scheduled for March 2021.

    Why should you consider Leadership Santa Maria Valley? Are you looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Do you want to expand your circle of influence within the Santa Maria Valley? Would you like to be able to network/connect with the decision makers and key leaders in our area as well as further develop your leadership skills? Leadership Santa Maria Valley can give you these connections and more.

    “LSMV not only allowed me to expand my network and gain new friendships, but also increased my knowledge of the history and offerings of our generous community. I’ve been able to recognize my strengths and weaknesses, while further developing my skills to become a leader with a vision that inspires and motivates people to achieve personal and professional success”. Lacy Litten, Class of 2018, Innovative Produce

    LSMV is a 10-month leadership 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, LSMV has over 400 graduates serving in a variety of leadership roles in the government, service and business sectors today.

    Successful communities and businesses require strong leadership. If you are ready to be part of the solution and leadership of the community, please consider joining Leadership Santa Maria Valley. Applications for LSMV Class of 2021 are now available! Please contact Leadership Santa Maria Valley Program Director, Terri Oneschuck, at terrio@santamaria.com or at 805.925.2403 x824 to request an application, or download from our website here.