One of the most educational and informative projects I've ever had the fortune to be involved in.
– Steve Shaffer
There is no cost for the program although the County will first choose participants who can commit to attend all the meetings. Application deadline is Thursday, February 23, 2017. (Classes fill up so apply soon!)
Larimer County 101: A Journey Through Larimer County Services is a series of classes offered to the public to provide an inside look at the workings of Larimer County government and the services we provide. Participants attend evening meetings once a week for three hours a night for nine weeks. County officials strive to keep the meeting interactive, asking participants to solve problems, ask questions, provide input, role play, do homework, and more.
The series culminates with a week-nine graduation night. You'll interact with Elected Officials and Larimer County staff and get to know other interested citizens. Anyone interested in knowing more about how your County operates is encouraged to attend.
The first LC101 class was held for 8 weeks in the spring of 2010. With 26 citizen participants, this inaugural class represented 11 different Larimer County communities. The 2015 class had 40 participants. Larimer County will continue to look for a broad cross-section of citizens to participate.
Topics include: Larimer County History; the Virtual Courthouse; how elections work; how land use decisions are made; navigating the criminal justice system; building and maintaining roads and bridges; you decide which engineering projects to fund!; understanding Human Services and hard decisions that need to be made; public health and inspecting restaurants; jobs and the Workforce Center; all about property taxes; the County Budget; where Extension fits in, and more.