PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is accepting applications for the 2016 fall session of the Palmdale Partners Academy.
The program begins Wednesday, Sept. 14, and continues on consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., through Nov. 2.
“The eight week Palmdale Partners Academy is designed to present citizens with a first-hand look at city operations and services,” stated Palmdale’s Community Programs Coordinator Trish Jones.
“If you’ve ever wondered who decides what businesses come to town, or where does the funding come from to take care of the city, or how can I present an idea to the city council, then the Academy is for you,” Jones added.
During the academy sessions, participants will interact with city staff and learn the challenges facing municipal governments as well as gain insight into the city’s future goals and objectives.
Palmdale Partners Academy class schedule
- Sept. 14 – The Greatest Story Ever Told
An introduction to the City of Palmdale, its Past, Present and Future.
- Sept. 21 – It Keeps You Runnin’
A behind-the-scenes look at the administrative aspects of the city.
- Sept. 28 – If You Build It They Will Come
An introduction to development services and the many departments responsible for the structural growth of the City.
- Oct. 5 – Clean Sweep, the Care and Maintenance of a City
An overview of the programs and departments that keep the streets, buildings and parks clean and operational.
- Oct. 12 – Law and Order – Palmdale
An overview of Palmdale’s efforts to prevent crime and how the city works with the criminal justice system locally.
- Oct. 19 – Who Are the People In My Neighborhood?
An overview of Neighborhood Services, including crime prevention, housing, neighborhood outreach, parking and code enforcement.
- Oct. 26 – For the People
Recreation and Culture programming highlighting, special events, Palmdale City Library, Airpark, Playhouse and recreation facilities.
- Nov. 2 – To Infinity and Beyond
An insight into the Economic Development activities and future plans for Palmdale
How to register for Palmdale Partners Academy
Residents may register online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/engaged, or by contacting Trish Jones at 661-267-5473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration ends Sunday, Sept. 10.
For more information, contact Trish Jones at 661-267-5473 or e-mail email@example.com.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]