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Councilmember Roger Asceves celebrates 16 years on the Goleta City Council at recent meeting

GOLETA, Calif. – Roger Asceves, the longest serving councilmember in the history of Goleta, was honored last night inside the council chambers as he completes his final term.

Councilmember Roger Aceves was first elected to the city's council in 2006 and was last reelected in 2018. Aceves also served as Mayor of Goleta in 2009 and in 2012.

Aceves was the city's first Latino Councilmember and Mayor and notably, never missed a council meeting. He was awarded Goleta's "Man of the Year" in 2017.

Goleta City Manager Robert Nisbet said, “When you have had a career like Roger’s it is nearly impossible to capture and recognize all he has done to leave a positive impact on Goleta."

Prior to his city government tenure, Aceves served for over 32 years in law enforcement, beginning as a Santa Barbara County Sherriff's Deputy and retiring as an officer with the City of Santa Barbara Police Department.

Mr. Aceves recently became a first-time grandfather and has been married to his wife Debby for 46 years. If you would like to contact Coucilmember Asceves before his term ends, his email will be available until Dec. 20 at

If you would like to see video of the event click here to see the City of Goleta's website here.

Photos of the event are also available on the City of Goleta's Facebook page here.

“I think that great things will come. We are small city, but we do things in a big way and every time we do something we raise the Goleta flag.” explained Councilmember Asceves.

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