Santa Clara Count Supervisor addresses LACF’s LEAD

The Los Altos Town Crier published a nice article about Supervisor Joe Simitian speaking to our current LEAD class about community advocacy. Its a great talk.

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian discussed the keys to successful advocacy at Los Altos Community Foundation’s Feb. 15 Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) class.

“Having served as an elected official at various levels of state and local government, I’ve observed what works, and what doesn’t,” Simitian said. “Making change is difficult, but it can be done if you know how to be a successful advocate.”

Simitian illustrated his points with humorous examples based on his years of public service as a mayor, county supervisor, state assemblyman and state senator.

“Joe Simitian’s dynamic and fun presentation is a real skill-building experience in the LEAD curriculum,” said Claudia Coleman, LEAD program director.

Read the rest of this article in the Los Altos Town Crier.

LEAD runs from January to May each year. It is an ideal way to learn more about Los Altos and Los Altos Hills local government, education, local non-profits and business interests.  Participants have included those who are:

  • New to the area or lived here for years
  • Retired
  • Contemplating City Council, School Board or a Commission
  • Interested in giving back to our community

LEAD is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation.

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