Watsonville Academy

The Watsonville Academy is a nine-week interactive program geared at giving participants an inside look at how local government operates. Sessions will be held every other Thursday from June 29, 2023-October 19, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will include dinner starting at 5:30 pm. All applicants must be 18 years of age and must reside, or own a business in the City of Watsonville (city limits). In order to gain a good understanding of how your local government works your attendance is important. Participants may not miss more than 2 class sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion. Space is limited to 25 participants and offered on a first come, first serve basis. 

Application enrollment will open in May 5, 2023. For more information about this incredible opportunity, please contact Elizabeth Padilla via email or call 831-768-3018.  

Application Link: https://forms.gle/F1SogWysDkc7FYFo8

Application deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023

Session Dates:

  • Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023 
  • Thursday, July 27, 2023
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023
  • Thursday, August 24, 2023
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023
  • Graduation - October 24, 2023
Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Watsonville Airport
Fire Training Session
Watsonville Fire Dept
Watsonville Police Dept
Car extrication
Wastewater Treatment plant
Watsonville Library