Citizen's Academy

2024 Citizen's Academy Half Sheet - Copy - Copy

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.

2024 Citizen's Academy
The 2024 Citizen's Academy will be held on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, in person.  

Schedule and Agenda*
  • Wednesday, March 6 - Administration: City Manager & City Council
    • Location: Stanton City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave.                      
  • Wednesday, March 13 - Finance & Community Services
    • Location: Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave.
  • Wednesday, March 20 - Public Safety, OCSD & OCFA
    • Location: Stanton City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave.
  • Wednesday, March 27 - Community Development/Public Works
    • Location: Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave.
  • TBD - 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, February 19 by 6:00 pm for consideration. 

Apply Today!
Interested in participating? Please sign up by downloading and filling out this form and emailing it to Interested applicants may also apply in person at Stanton City Hall (7800 Katella Avenue).

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