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Leadership Laguna: Inside City Hall

The Leadership Laguna 2020 Application is Now Open

The City of Laguna Beach is excited to offer Leadership Laguna - a citizen's academy hosted by Councilmemeber Sue Kempf. The purpose of these workshops is to introduce residents of Laguna Beach to the inner workings of their City.

Each workshop will deal with specific aspects of City functions: Local Government, Public Safety, some City Legal Constraints, Public Works, Community Services, Community Development, and Cultural Arts.

Workshops will be held on the following Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center:

March 12 - Welcome and Local Government Overview

  John Pietig, City Manager and Gavin Curran, Director of Administrative Services

March 19 - Public Safety

Chief of Police Laura Farinella, Fire Chief Mike Garcia, and Marine Safety Chief Kevin Snow

March 26 - City Attorney and Water Quality

                        Phil Kohn, City Attorney and Dave Shissler, Director of Water Quality

April 2 - Public Works and Community Services

Shohreh Dupuis, Assistant City Manager

April 16 - Community Development and Cultural Arts

Marc Wiener, Director of Community Development and Siân Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager

In addition to providing general information about the inner workings of City government, the workshops will introduce participants to volunteer opportunities to become involved by serving on City commission, boards, or committees and perhaps even to consider running for City Council. 

Applicants must be a Laguna Beach resident to apply. For more information contact Jeremy Frimond, Senior Administrative Analyst in the City Manager's Office, at: jfrimond@lagunabeachcity.net

Leadership Laguna 2020 Application