Citizens Academy

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The City of Millbrae Citizens Academy is a free, eight-session program designed to help Millbrae residents eighteen years of age and older to learn more about their city government. These sessions will be held over the course of three months.

This academy provides an excellent opportunity for the community to become familiar with the various functions and services of local government. Participants will hear presentations from the various City Departments about their respective operations. Participants can benefit from unique interactive learning and a behind-the-scenes experience.


To Increase Knowledge of Citizens

Participants will become better informed about the role and structure of local government and gain a better understanding of what is required to run a city. Participants will learn how decisions are made, how funds are allocated, and how departments operate.

To Promote Civic Engagement

Encourage civic engagement that promotes positive involvement and volunteerism for Millbrae residents.

To Prepare Future Community Leaders

Participants will gain the necessary knowledge to contribute to their community through volunteerism, serving on City commissions, committees, and appointed or elected positions.

To Provide Networking Opportunities

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other citizens and city staff within their city.


The Citizen's Academy is scheduled for February of 2024.


The program will culminate with a graduation ceremony. To graduate, participants will be required to attend all eight sessions.


  • Space is limited to 35 seats and program capacity will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Participants must be a Millbrae resident.

Registration is now open. Please complete the Citizens Academy Application and email City Administration your completed application. 

For more information, please email City Administration or call 650-259-2373.

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