Citizen's Academy

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The City of Stanton Citizen’s Academy is a four-week community and leadership development program designed to heighten citizen awareness and create better-informed citizens who will promote a positive outlook regarding the city and community as a whole.

The Academy provides citizens with an opportunity to learn about the internal logistics of local government, along with the City’s history and the future direction of the community. The goal of the Academy is to attract and retain engaged residents and business owners to serve as potential City ambassadors and volunteers for projects as they arise. The Academy will also provide City education and leadership skills to those individuals who may desire to serve as a future commissioner or elected official.

2021 Citizen's Academy
The 2021 Citizen's Academy will be held on Wednesdays from 6-8 PM, in person. Current guidance from the California Department of Public Health to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 will be followed. Face coverings are optional if you are fully vaccinated. (You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the final dose of the vaccine). Please note that by participating without a face covering you are self-attesting that you are fully vaccinated. Face coverings are required if you are not fully vaccinated. 

Schedule and Agenda*
  • Wednesday, Sep 29 - Administration: City Manager, Council, City Attorney
  • Wednesday, Oct 13 - Public Works & Public Safety
  • Wednesday, Oct 20 - Finance & Community Services
  • Wednesday, Oct 27 - Community Development
  • Tuesday, Nov 9 - Council Meeting – Graduation Ceremony 

*Please be advised that the schedule is subject to change.

Applicants from all segments of the community are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants not selected will be maintained on file for consideration in the next Citizen’s Academy.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, September 27 by 7:00 AM for consideration. 

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Interested in participating? Please sign up by downloading and filling out this form and emailing it to Interested applicants may also apply over the phone by calling (714) 890-4270 or in person at Stanton City Hall (7800 Katella Avenue).

For questions and information please contact Doris Lyon,, or call (714) 890-4270.