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Citizens Information Academy

The 2013 Citizens Information Academy class

Citizens Information Academy Class of 2013


 CIA registration is open for 2015.


2015 CIA Application


The Town of Estes Park is growing, and so is the need for its community members to learn about local government and how they can take part in shaping their Town's future. Seven years ago the Town of Estes Park Board of Trustees and staff developed a Citizens Information Academy (CIA) program for this purpose.


The CIA familiarizes participants with Estes Park’s Town government and encourages active citizen participation. Participants will meet with Town trustees and staff, expand their knowledge of overall Town operations and learn about other government taxing districts in the Estes Valley. The course will also review the responsibilities of Town departments including Public Works, Utilities, Community Development, Finance, Administration, Administrative Services, Police, the Municipal Court and Community Services.

Attending CIA is not a prerequisite for election or appointment to a board or commission. However, CIA participants who subsequently served on Town boards and commissions have found it very helpful. CIA will be offered every other year, with the next series in 2015.