Vista Leadership Academy

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Fall Session 2019

September 4 - October 22, 2019

The Vista Leadership Academy is a free eight week program that meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, except one daytime citywide bus tour. The academy gives residents an up close look at how the city functions. Enrollment is limited to 25 Vista residents or business owners aged 18 years or older on a first come, first-served basis. 

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, the Business Park, and the downtown area.
  • Discuss important issues such as planning, traffic, growth, city finances, and more.   


  • Application: Vista Leadership Academy - Fall, 2019 download PDF fillable form here.
  • Please fill in the application, save the PDF file, and then return the application by e-mail to: 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 at 200 Civic Center Drive.  


For more information or to be added to the interest list, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 760.639.6125 or by e-mail.