Many SBWPC members currently hold distinguished political positions:

U.S. Congress – Lois Capps
Santa Barbara County Board – Janet Wolf
Santa Barbara County Board – Doreen Farr
City of Santa Barbara Mayor – Helene Schneider
Goleta City Council – Paula Perotte
Santa Barbara City Council – Cathy Murillo
Goleta Planning Commission – Reyne Staplemann, Julie Kessler Solomon
Santa Barbara Planning Commission – Deborah Schwartz
Carpinteria Planning Commission – Jane Benefield
Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District – Lisa Guravitz
Goleta Water District Board – Lauren Hanson
Santa Barbara School Board – Monique Limon, Kate Parker, Susan Deacon, Annette Cordero
Goleta Unified School District Board of Trustees – Luz Reyes-Martin
California Coastal Commission – Jana Zimmer