What is CityWorks 101?#
CityWorks 101 is a public education program that invites people to get up close and personal to their local government! Students receive presentations from dozens of City staff, meet the Mayor and City Manager, hang out with Councilmembers and tour facilities.
Tours vary but usually include:
- A water treatment plant
- City television and production studio
- Streets and traffic control center
- City Hall
How do I apply?#
To be considered for CityWorks 101 you must have lived within the Fort Collins Growth Management Area (GMA) for at least six months. Class size is limited to a maximum of 30 people; priority is given to applicants who will attend all six classes. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds 30, participants will be selected through a drawing. CityWorks 101 will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m., August 24 - September 28. Applications close August 5.
Why take CityWorks 101?#
The class offers a deep understanding of the role and responsibilities of different departments, how they work together, ways to stay informed and how to be more involved. Students have gone on to serve on Boards and Commissions, volunteer in other capacities and even become Councilmembers.
Each class is different but some topics participants learn about include:
- Our form of government and how it works
- The timing of street lights, traffic control and construction
- Zoning laws and planning for growth
- Natural area management
- Grants, rebates and other resources offered through a variety of departments that help with neighborhood improvements, event implementation, utility efficiencies and more