Citizens Academy

Applications for the 2020 Aspen Citizens Academy have now closed. Thank you for your interest in the program.

Have you ever wondered:

  • How does the city government really work?
  • How does a building plan go through the approval process?
  • How are streets prioritized for plowing after it snows?
  • Where do my tax dollars go?
Session 6 Stormwater Presentation: Presenter at front of classroom

Citizens Academy Course

We’ve developed a Citizens Academy course for you, the Aspen community, to discover answers to these and other common questions. In class, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn about government functions
  • Connect with community members, city staff, and city leaders
  • Engage in the issues through facilitated discussion

The class curriculum for the 2020 program has been designed to be flexible to meet the public health orders of Pitkin County. Sessions will meet in-person or online or a combination of both.


The application period for the 2020 program is now closed. 

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