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Applications now open for 2022 Cypress Citizens Academy

The City of Cypress Citizens Academy is a free six-week program designed to help Cypress residents and business owners learn about their City Government and encourage community involvement, networking and community service. As a participant, you will meet the Mayor and City Council members, the City Manager, and department directors, and discuss important issues such as planning, public safety, city finances, and more. You will learn how decisions are made, how city resources are allocated, and how departments operate. You will also have a chance to visit and tour city facilities.

The Citizens Academy will run every Tuesday evening from June 14 to July 26 (no session on July 5) with a special recognition at the August 22 City Council Meeting. Sessions will begin at 5:30 pm and participants will be provided dinner from a local Cypress restaurant each week.

Date  Location  Topic
June 14  Council Chambers  Welcome & Orientation, City Manager’s Office
June 21  Police Department  Police, Orange County Fire Authority, Emergency Preparedness
June 28  Public Works Yard  Public Works, Engineering, Planning & Building
July 12  Lexington Park  Recreation & Community Services
July 19  Council Chambers  Finance, City Clerk & City Attorney
July 26  Council Chambers  City Council & Elections – Graduation Celebration
August 22  Council Chambers  City Council Recognition

To participate you must:

  • Be a Cypress Resident or Business Owner
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Be interested in enhancing the community and developing your leadership skills
  • Commit to attending all sessions

All meetings will be held in-person and to ensure collegial, hands-on experience, class size will be limited.

Applications must be submitted by May 31.

Please contact Jason Machado at (714) 229-6728 [email protected] with any questions.

Click here to apply.

This article was released by the City of Cypress.