What is City 101?
Have ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer in our city? How about what it takes to pilot a snow plow or Steamboat Springs Transit bus? What factors go into planning for future community growth? Or do you have the determination to go into a smoke filled building completely in the dark?
You’ll learn the answers to these questions along with many others during the city’s educational and awareness program, City 101. Bringing together city employees and community members, City 101 offers in-depth insights into city operations, straight from the individuals responsible for them day-in and day-out.
The goal of the multi-session City 101 program is to:
- create a shared understanding of the city’s mission and purpose
- increase community member and employee understanding of the city and its operations
- enhance community member and employee ability to serve as ambassadors for the city
Employees from the City of Steamboat Springs along with members of the community will be selected to learn more about the city and its operations through field trips, forums, and interactive activities. City 101 takes place on Wednesday between December and May, typically from 8:30am to 3:30pm with lunch provided.
The program is open to all members of the community and city staff
Interested individuals must apply to the program by Nov. 1, 2022.
Applications may be submitted to City Hall at 10th Street or via email. Members of the City 101 class will be selected by the city’s management team.
“Thank you for orchestrating a superlative Civics 101 course, it was the perfect antidote to the trend toward citizen apathy and disengagement as well as distrust of government. I fell in love with my local government and the people who staff it.”
Wrote a community member after City 101
City 101 Schedule
Subject to change without notice - most sessions: 8:30am-3:30pm
December 7, 2022
AM: Welcome and Introductions, Home Rule Charter.
PM: City Council, City Attorney, City Manager, Municipal Judge
January 4, 2023
PM: Parks and Recreation Winter Ops.
January 25, 2023
February 15, 2023
Public Works Part I – Engineering, Water, Wastewater
March 15, 2023
AM: Deputy City Manager.
PM: HR and Airport
April 12, 2023
Fire and EMS
May 3, 2023
AM: City Partners Panel.
PM: Parks and Recreation Summer
May 31, 2023
Public Works Part II - Fleet, Streets, and Transit and Wrap Up