La Palma Citizen Academy

The La Palma Citizen Academy is a free, five-week course introducing residents to the inner workings of their city.

Each workshop focuses on specific aspects of local government functions, including administration, finance, public safety, community development, community services, and public works.  

Additionally, the Citizen Academy introduces participants to volunteer opportunities to become involved by serving on a City committee or even City Council.

Applicants must be a La Palma resident to apply. For more information, please contact Ryan Hallett Hinton, Assistant to the City Manager, at or (714) 690-3300. 

La Palma Citizen Academy 2020


The next Citizen Academy will be held on the following Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

March 30 - Welcome, Local Government Overview, Finance & Budget

April 6 - City Attorney & Community Development

April 13 - Public Safety

April 20 - Recreation and Public Works

April 27 - Elections and City Council