Many SBWPC members currently hold distinguished political positions:

U.S. Congress – Lois Capps
State Senate- Hannah-Beth Jackson
State Assembly- Das Williams
Santa Barbara County Supervisor – Janet Wolf
Santa Barbara County Supervisor – Doreen Farr
Santa Barbara County Supervisor- Salud Carbajal
City of Santa Barbara Mayor – Helene Schneider
Goleta City Council – Paula Perotte
Santa Barbara City Council – Cathy Murillo, Gregg Hart
Goleta Planning Commission – Reyne Staplemann, Julie Kessler Solomon
Santa Barbara Planning Commission – Deborah Schwartz
Carpinteria Planning Commission – Jane Benefield
Carpinteria City Council- Fred Shaw
Goleta Water District Board – Lauren Hanson, Meg West
Santa Barbara School Board – Monique Limon, Kate Parker
Goleta Unified School District Board of Trustees – Luz Reyes-Martin
California Coastal Commission – Jana Zimmer