The City of Sacramento is excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the upcoming 2013 City Management Academy (CMA).  The CMA is a program offered by the City through the Neighborhood Services Division in partnership with CMA Alumni and City staff.  The mission of the City Management Academy is to educate and encourage partnerships between the City of Sacramento, its residents and business owners to help maintain, revitalize and promote healthy communities.

In 1995 the City Management Academy was created with more than 350 participants having graduated since its inception.  Participants are provided an opportunity to learn how the City is managed and operated, discuss challenges facing the City of Sacramento and learn about strategies used to address them.  A dialogue is developed through an interactive learning experience which allows presenters and residents to share and learn from each other.

Important dates to know:

Friday, November 2, 2012                  Recruitment of Applicants Begins

Friday, January 4, 2013                      Deadline for Application Submission

Tuesday, January 15, 2013                Decision Letters Mailed to ALL Applicants

Wednesday, February 6, 2013           2013 City Management Academy Begins plus $30.00 Materials Fee Due                                          

Tuesday, May 12, 2013                      2013 CMA Graduation at City Council

Potential students are encouraged to learn more about the 2013 City Management Academy by visiting There, visitors will find the required application and will need to return it before the due date of Friday, January 4, 2013 by 5:00pm (no postmarks are accepted).

The City Management Academy is a wonderful opportunity for Sacramento’s citizens to learn more about how the city works but more importantly, to meet others who are also committed to improving the quality of life in Sacramento.