Want to know exactly how city tax dollars are spent? Curious about the specifics of City operations? Are you interested in making Fort Collins a better place? Then CityWorks 101 is for you. The City of Fort Collins is offering an eight-week program, which will give residents a behind-the-scenes look at running a city. CityWorks 101 provides a unique opportunity to learn more about what services the City provides, and how the City provides them. Participants will see first hand how the City makes decisions and allocates funds.
Classes take place on Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., March 28-May 16, and cover the following topics:
- Ready, Set, Gov - an introduction to Fort Collins local government
- Creating a Vibrant Community – information on city finances, economic health, and community planning.
- To Serve and Protect – a behind the scenes look at police operations
- The Way You Move – a look into street operations, traffic, parking, transit, and more
- The Utility of it All – an inside look at water, wastewater, stormwater, and electric utilities
- Let’s Play – an in-depth look at parks and trails, recreation, cultural services, and the hard work behind having fun.
- Go Green – learn more about our natural areas, environmental programs, and sustainability efforts
- Pay it Forward – see how it all comes together to form the City’s budget
The program also includes a graduation ceremony on May 21 and optional Saturday tours of the Water Treatment Facility and Poudre Fire Authority Training Center (specific dates to be determined).
To be considered for CityWorks 101 you must have lived within the Fort Collins Growth Management Area (GMA) for at least one year. Class size is limited to a maximum of 30 people; priority is given to applicants who will attend all eight classes.