The Leadership Santa Cruz County program educates, fosters connections, and increases the participation of individuals in leadership roles in Santa Cruz County, enabling them to address issues, needs, and opportunities facing the county now and into the future.
Class members learned about how local city and county government agencies are structured, how they align with other local, state and federal jurisdictions, and how operations are funded. Current challenges and future issues such as funding, homelessness, water resources, fire threat, and advocacy were a common thread. The looming issues of fire threat and water availability will be discussed by the former Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency. Special thanks t