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CityWorks 101#

Congratulations to this year's City Works 101 graduates!#

Photo of 2024 CityWorks 101 Graduation

If you see one of our CityWorks 101 grads around town, they could tell you all about:

  • How we have some of the best drinking water in the country
  • How we use adaptive technology and a mountain of salt to fight snowstorms
  • How the City conducts streets maintance on over 2,000 lane miles of road 

And much more!  Eager to join the fun next year?  Registration for the 2025 CityWorks 101 opens in January, so bookmark this page and set a reminder so don't miss out.

We invite you to visit our Facebook page to congratulate this year's graduates in the comments!  

What is CityWorks 101?#


CityWorks 101 is a eight-week 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 eight classes. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds 30, participants will be selected through a drawing. 

Registration for the the next CityWorks 101 cohort opens in January, 2025.  

Questions? Email

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