Leadership Santa Maria Valley (LSMV) is a community leadership development program designed to expand the community’s civic leadership. Through a ten-month program of monthly, daylong workshops and seminars, participants engage in discussions with experts and key decision-makers in areas of vital concern to the Santa Maria Valley. Spending time together in a small class atmosphere, individuals have an unprecedented opportunity to examine social and economic changes, and their impact on the Santa Maria Valley. It is also a prime opportunity to network and build relationships with other existing and emerging community leaders.
Each leadership class creates a legacy project that gives back to or beautifies the community is some way. The LSMV Class of 2021 recently completed their legacy project and celebrated with a ribbon cutting.
The class raised funds and worked with the City of Santa Maria’s Recreation and Parks Department to create a mural wall located in Jim May Park. One side of the wall faces Highway 101 and features Santa Maria’s history and culture in agriculture. The other side of the wall, facing the park, has a mural of the bluffs above the Santa Maria Riverbed.
The Chamber congratulates the members of the 2021 class and thanks the contributing project sponsors: Marian Regional Medical Center, Tozer Seeds America, CoastHills Credit Union, Santa Maria Town Center, Andre, Morris & Buttery, Native Sons Wholesale Nursery, Butch Lopez, and Diane Alleman-Stevens.