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Citizens Academy

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May - September 2018

The Mission of the Citizens Academy is to Develop and Unite Community Leaders  

Session 9 Group City Entrance


Would you like to learn more about your local City government?

If so, please apply to be a part of the Citizens Academy. This free program, open to Palos Verdes Estates residents, familiarizes participants with municipal operations/services, budgeting, police and fire services, environmental programs, community recreation as well as the City’s history and vision for the future. This helps prepare local citizens who may serve as resources, ambassadors, volunteers, and future elected and appointed leaders of the City. The Citizens Academy is a 10-session program that takes place from May 2018 through the mid September 2018. Class sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The final session is a graduation ceremony and recognition from the City Council at one of their meetings. In order to be eligible to graduate, participants must attend a minimum of eight of the ten sessions. Participation is limited to a maximum of 25 people. High school students are encouraged to apply. 

Ready to take the next step? Submit an application and become a part of the Citizens Academy. Deadline Extended Applications are due by March 29, 2018.

 The following options are available to complete the application:

  1. Complete the application form by clicking on the link above, save and email to
  2.  Print, complete the form, and submit physical copy of the application by fax, e-mail, or regular mail.

Fax: (310) 378-7820
Regular mail: 340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

For further information, please contact or (310) 750-9805.

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