The City of Fullerton is offering its first, citywide Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy is an eight-week program designed to teach residents and business owners about the City and the services it provides. 

Starting April 2 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, participants will meet with City Council Members, department heads, and staff each week to learn about how decisions are made, how city funds are allocated, and how each department operates. The program will also incorporate tours of city facilities and discuss future plans for the city. 

The curriculum is designed to be an overview of the City’s departments. Topics to be covered include: 

  • Policy & Advocacy 
  • Transparency 
  • Finance & Budgeting 
  • Parks & Facilities 
  • Economic Development 
  • General Plan & Zoning Code 
  • Library Services 
  • Police Homeless Response 
  • Fire Prevention 
  • Engineering 
  • Water, Streets, and Landscape 
  • and more! 

The class dates are April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th, May 7th, May 14th, and May 21st. There will be a graduation ceremony during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on June 2nd. Each participant will receive a graduation certificate. 

The program will encourage public involvement and will be free of charge. Space is limited, for more information, please contact Anissa Livas at 714.738.6317. Applications are due March 5th at 5:00 pm! Please visit for application and program schedule.