CLOSED: Applications for the City of Desert Hot Springs Civics Academy

Posted on September 15, 2022

Civics Academy is now full and the application period is CLOSED. Please contact Emily Pearson at if you have any questions.


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 DHS residents, business owners, and employees. Get to know your city firsthand and be exposed to the wide range of City services, functions, issues, and activities.

Submit a completed application to Emily Pearson at 

Wednesdays, October 5 – November 16, 2022
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+)
  • Must not be running for, or currently serving in, a political office

For more information contact:
Emily Pearson, Executive Assistant to the City Manager
(760) 329-6411 ext. 115

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