Gregg Hart – A Life in Public Service

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Focusing on Civic Engagement

Nurture curiosity."Gregg Hart, 2nd District Supervisor

We met with Gregg Hart, newly minted member of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, for a delightful conversation about civic engagement. I've known Gregg for a long time, back from my days at Wavefront. Gregg has been involved in just about every significant activity here in Santa Barbara, as a member of multiple organizations over the years. One of the things that you'll remember if you ever meet with him is his persistent smile and pleasant attitude. He genuinely is committed to this community, and it's a joy to listen to him talk about public service.

In this episode, you'll learn about his motivation to spend his life in community service. It started with him hanging out with his Dad, who was a librarian. For the past several years Gregg was the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, a regional planning agency comprised of Santa Barbara County and all eight incorporated cities within the county. SBCAG distributes local, state, and federal transportation funds and acts as a forum for addressing regional and multi-jurisdictional issues.

This episode may get you motivated to pay a bit more attention to the activities that go on in your community and possibly even move you to volunteer.