City Academy

City Academy

City Academy is an opportunity for residents, students and business owners to learn about their City directly from the Mayor, Councilmembers, City Manager and upper-level city staff.

The 2020 City Academy will begin on February 24 and will meet weekly through April 6.

Classes will meet from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Surprise Public Safety Building, located at 14250 W. Statler Plaza in Surprise, unless otherwise noted.

The goals of the City Academy are to:

  • Educate residents on municipal government structure, process and funding
  • Generate public interest and involvement in local issues
  • Provide a forum for residents to voice their ideas in a structured educational environment
  • Build a pool of informed residents ready to engage in community affairs and to become effective community leaders
  • Increase the level of trust between residents and the City

The eight-session course is free, but registration is required. 

Download the City Academy Application

For more information, contact:

Lord Garcillano
623.222.1647
lord.garcillano@surpriseaz.gov