City 101

Application Period: CLOSED


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 (PDF) and city employees (PDF). Interested individuals must apply to the program by November 5, 2019.

Applications are typically available after Labor Day and 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

December 4, 2019

8:30 AM –3:30 PM
AM: Welcome and Introductions, Home Rule Charter
PM: City Council, City Attorney, City Manager

January 8, 2020

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
AM: Finance
PM: Police

January 29, 2020

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
AM: Planning
PM: Parks & Recreation, Part I

February 26, 2020

8:30 AM – 3:30 AM
All Day: Public Works Part I – Engineering, Airport, Water, Wastewater

March 18, 2020

8:30 AM – 11:30 PM
AM: Clerk’s Office, IGS, Communications, City Partnerships

April 8, 2020

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
AM: Fire
PM: General Services, Part I

May 6, 2020

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
AM: Public Works, Part II - Fleet & Streets
PM: Public Works, Part II - Transit

May 27, 2020

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
AM: Human Resources & General Services, Part II
PM: Parks & Recreation, Part II & Wrap Up