Fresno Citizens Academy
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Ashley Swearengin, Mayor
2600 Fresno Street
Room 2075
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-8000
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The Fresno Citizens Academy is a free 8-week program designed to provide community members with a better understanding of the workings of their local government. The Citizen's Academy covers a wide range of topics, such as: how the annual budget is developed; how public safety resources are deployed; and what the city does to promote and support the local economy - to name just a few. The goal of the Fresno Citizens Academy is to better equip the community to fully participate in the process of building Fresno's future.

The Fresno Citizens Academy programs are scheduled at regular intervals throughout the year, though dates for the next iteration have not yet been selected. 

For additional information, please contact the Office of the Mayor at 621-8000 or

Unfortunately, applications are not being accepted at this time.

If you would like to be notified when applications become avalailable for the next round of the Citizen's Academy, click here.