City Works 101
What is CityWorks 101?
CityWorks 101 is a public educations 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 2019 CityWorks 101 class will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 13-May 15.
Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15.
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