Message from the ED

Hello, welcome to the Leadership Sunnyvale website!  For more than 30 years we have been working with people who are interested in their local government to be more effective in their interactions with the City of Sunnyvale.  Whether you have a business, a non-profit, or an advocate for a cause, a resident who wants to learn how a municipality really works, wishing to serve on a board or commission, or run for City Council, this course can expand your opportunities to connect with City departments, with other civic-minded people, and help you to achieve your goals.

What makes a vibrant City?  You do! Our classes include people of businesses, non-profits, volunteers, and engaged citizens of diverse ages, backgrounds and experience.  This diversity is one of the strengths of the program for both the class cohorts and for the people they meet in various aspects of our community.  These connections and relationships are the building blocks for the future achievements of our participants.  

Our application page is open under the “Admissions” tab on the website.  The classes this year will begin in September and end in June. As with any good course, Leadership Sunnyvale improves with inputs from our graduates and the Board of Directors.  Based on their input, we have modified the schedule to include more Fridays and fewer Saturdays. Leadership workshops have been more closely linked with civic activities.  The overall framework remains the same, but some of the details change with time, current events, and participant feedback.  


Join us!  Learn about our City.   Lead with your passion.   Link with other civically engaged people.

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Executive Director 

Tara Martin-Milius