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Lodge, Sheila, Mayor



Lodge was born at home on her parents’ dairy farm in Arcadia. She is a lifelong Californian except for 2 1/2 years in Annapolis, MD, where she taught school and did social work. She returned to California in 1950 and came to Santa Barbara in 1952.

Lodge served on the Santa Barbara City Planning Commission, 1973-75; the City Council, 1975-81; and as mayor, 1981-93. An incurable public policy wonk, since 2009, she’s back on the Planning Commission where she started her civic life in 1973.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Calamar (Don) Materials

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021-021
Found in: Gledhill Library

City of Santa Barbara documents

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2023-008
Dates: Publication: 1933; Publication: 1974; Publication: 1975
Found in: Gledhill Library

Jackson (Beverley) Photograph Collection

Identifier: AR-2020-010

The Beverley Jackson Photograph Collection contains photographs of well-known people including actors, artists, architects, athletes, authors, chefs, dancers, musicians, talk show hosts, royalty, and philanthropists. These black and white enlargements were taken by Santa Barbara News-Press society writer Beverley Jackson and illustrate the events chronicled in her "By The Way" newspaper columns.

Dates: 1968 - 2020

Lodge (Sheila and Joseph) scrapbooks

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2015-008
Dates: 1958 - 2008
Found in: Gledhill Library

Maillé Massacre Remembrance Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-122
Dates: 1956 - 2008
Found in: Gledhill Library

Santa Barbara: An Uncommonplace American Town oral history collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: AR-2020-004
Identifier: 2020-096
Dates: 2003 - 2018
Found in: Gledhill Library

Santa Barbara Bay aerial photograph

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-190
Dates: 1928
Found in: Gledhill Library

Uncommonplace American Town Oral History Collection

 Collection — Box: AR-2020-004
Identifier: AR-2020-004
Abstract The City of Santa Barbara, California, became the community that it is through planning. In her book, Santa Barbara: An Uncommonplace American Town, former Mayor Sheila Lodge documents the many battles it sometimes took, the unanticipated events, and the process that was developed to make the critical decisions necessary to guide development of Santa Barbara over the course of 170 years. The Uncommonplace American Town Oral History Collection...
Dates: 2003 - 2018