CLOSED – City of Desert Hot Springs Civics Academy application period

Posted on August 30, 2023


How does city government work?
How are decisions made?
How can I get involved?

Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more through the Desert Hot Springs Civics Academy – a FREE 7-week program for residents, business owners, and employees in the City. Get to know your city first-hand and gain exposure to the wide range of services, functions, and activities we have to offer.


Wednesdays, October 4 – November 15, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers

  • Must be willing to commit to attendance of sessions (can miss two sessions and still receive a certificate of completion)
  • Must live or work within City limits (ages 18+)
    • Priority will be given to Desert Hot Springs residents living within city limits
  • Must not be running for, or currently serving in, a political office or commission
  • Class is limited to 20 participants

Submit a completed 2023 application to Emily Pearson at



Wednesday, October 4: City Manager’s Office/City Clerk
Wednesday, October 11: Public Works
Wednesday, October 18: Community Development/Economic Development
Wednesday, October 25: Recreation & Community Services
Wednesday, November 1: Administrative Services
Wednesday, November 8: Police/Fire/Public Safety
Wednesday, November 15: Code & Cannabis Compliance


For more information contact:
Emily Pearson, Senior Executive Analyst
(760) 329-6411, ext. 115

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