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
The 2020 CityWorks 101 class will take place March 25-May 13.
How do I apply?
Applications are now open for the 2020 CityWorks 101 class. Applications are due by midnight Feb. 21.
The class will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, March 25-May 13.
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. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds 30, participants will be selected through a drawing.
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