13 Tips for Successful Advocacy

1110 Supervisor Simitian (1350 × 400 px)

Webinar: Supervisor Simitian's Tips for Successful Advocacy

Thurs, Nov 10 @ 6:30pm | Register Today


“13 Tips” is a lively, interactive presentation that Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian has presented to leadership groups, nonprofits, and community activists for many years.

Supervisor Simitian describes: “Having served as an elected official at various levels of state and local government, I’ve observed what works, and what doesn’t. My hope is that anyone who wants to be a more effective advocate –particularly in the governmental arena – will find this a useful opportunity. Making change is difficult, but it can be done if you know how to be a successful advocate. My focus is on practical tips that folks can use the minute they walk in the door.”

About Supervisor Simitian

Joe Simitian was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in 2012, and re-elected in 2016 and 2020. He represents the Fifth District, which now includes Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Stanford, and portions of San Jose.

Joe's public service over the years includes stints as a member of the California State Senate, the California State Assembly, Mayor of Palo Alto, President of the Palo Alto School Board, as well as an earlier term on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. He served as an election observer/supervisor in El Salvador and Bosnia, and participated in refugee relief and resettlement efforts in Albania and Kosovo.

On the Board of Supervisors, Joe serves as Chair of the Health and Hospital Committee, Chair of the Board's Federal Affairs Advocacy Task Force, and Vice Chair of the Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee.

Learn more on his website