The registration for the city of Palmdale’s 2019 fall session of the Palmdale Partners Academy has started with classes scheduled from Sept. 24 through Nov. 5.

All classes will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Hwy., in Palmdale. During the academy session, 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.

The classes include “An Introduction to the City of Palmdale, it’s Past, Present and Future,” “A behind-the-scenes look at the administrative aspects of the city,” and “An introduction to development services and the many departments responsible for the structural growth of the city,” among others.

“The academy will help citizens gain a better understanding of local government, the community, the resources, and how to get things done,” said Trish Jones, supervisor of Community Programs. “If you’ve ever wondered who decides what business 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.”

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