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There are slots available for the City of Palmdale’s 2018 fall session of the Palmdale Partners Academy, which will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and continue through Nov. 6.

“The eight week Palmdale Partners Academy is designed to present citizens with a first-hand look at city operations and services,” said Palmdale’s Community Programs Coordinator Trish Jones.

The Academy will help citizens gain a better understanding of local government, the community, the resources and how to get things done.

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.  

“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 you can present an idea to the City Council, then the Academy is for you!” said Jones.

Residents may register online at, or by contacting Jones at (661) 267-5473 or  Registration ends Sunday, Sept. 16.

The academy schedule of classes is as follows:

Tuesday, September 18 – The Greatest Story Ever Told

An introduction to the City of Palmdale, its Past, Present and Future.

Tuesday, September 25 – It Keeps You Runnin’

A behind-the-scenes look at the administrative aspects of the City.

Tuesday, October 2– If You Build It They Will Come An introduction to development services and the many departments responsible for the structural growth of the City.

Tuesday, October 9 – 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.

Tuesday, October 16 – Law and Order – Palmdale

An overview of Palmdale’s efforts to prevent crime and how the City works with the criminal justice system locally.

Tuesday, October 23  – Who Are the People In My Neighborhood?

An overview of Neighborhood Services including Crime Prevention, Housing,  Neighborhood Outreach, Parking and Code Enforcement.

Tuesday, October 30 – For the People

Recreation and Culture programming highlighting, special events, Palmdale City  Library, Airpark, Playhouse and recreation facilities.

Tuesday, November 15 – To Infinity and Beyond

Staying connected; future opportunities. Alumni dinner and graduation.