Vista Leadership Academy

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Spring Session 2018

Please check back in late 2017 when the spring 2018 dates have been scheduled.


The Vista Leadership Academy is a free seven week program held on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm (with the exception of one lunch hour city tour and the last session, "graduation" held on a Tuesday evening at a City Council meeting). The program is designed to help participants become better informed about the City's many responsibilities and functions. 

Participants will:

  • Learn how decisions are made, how city funds are allocated and how departments operate.
  • Meet the Mayor and City Council members, the City Manager, and Department directors.
  • Tour city facilities and development projects.
  • Discuss important issues such as planning, traffic, growth, city finances, and more.
  • Be recognized by the City Council during a City Council meeting


  • Vista Leadership Academy application will be posted in late 2017, please check back then.
    Please fill in and return the application by e-mail (; or mail to: Vista Leadership Academy, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084; or FAX: 760.639.6152; or drop the application by the Civic Center.

Please Note: Participants must be 18 years or older and either a Vista resident or business owner. Registration is limited and is being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.


For more information, please contact the Communications Office at 760.643.5216 or at