For more than two decades Leadership San Luis Obispo has brought together a group of 36 strangers from across the Central Coast and asked them to step out of their everyday lives, open their everyday minds, and imagine a better San Luis Obispo county—and their role in creating it.

Leadership SLO is a 10-month program that brings 36 county residents together to explore the different aspects that make up our daily lives. Through monthly day-sessions that include in-depth looks at: arts and education, manufacturing and agriculture, media and communications, business and economic development, sustainability, criminal and civil justice, health and human services, and government and political process each class member is given the opportunity to learn what makes a truly vibrant civic life.