Citizens Academy

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Would you like to know how Sedona City Hall works? Do you want to have a voice in the future of your City? These questions and others will be answered at the Citizens Academy, a program offered to educate and reach out to the community. Residents will have the opportunity to meet with the Council and various department staff to better understand City operations and issues.

Citizens who complete the Academy are encouraged to participate in the Citizen Engagement Program and/or apply for vacancies on City boards, commissions, and committees. The hope is to identify new leaders in the community and enhance citizen participation in the planning and processes of the City.

Timing and class size

The Citizens Academy begins in fall 2020. Exact dates are still being pinned down but generally, it runs for nine weeks every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from late-September to mid-November. This free program is open to City residents who are 16 years and older. Those younger than 18 will need a signed waiver by a parent/guardian.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, it is unclear if the 2020 academy will be held in a small, in-person setting of no more than 10 people or an online platform with no restrictions on the number of participants. 


Fill out this application and return it either via email to Communications and Public Relations Manager Lauren Browne at or via mail at City of Sedona attn. Lauren Browne, 102 Roadrunner Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336.

If held in person, the first 10 people to sign up will be admitted, with preference given to residents living inside city limits. 

More information

For more information, please contact Lauren Browne at (928) 203-5068 or