Your Town Academy is an eight-week class designed to provide Castle Rock residents and business owners a broad formal education on their Town government.
The program’s purpose is: To increase governmental transparency by increasing community awareness about Town operations, with a hope of improving understanding of service levels.
The program consists of eight 2.5-hour sessions, plus a graduation ceremony at a Town Council meeting.
Generally, each of the Town’s six major departments – Development Services, Fire and Rescue, Parks and Recreation, Police, Public Works/Streets and Utilities/Water – will host an evening of information and interactive demonstrations regarding their service areas.
The remaining two classes will contain information about the Town’s history, structure, funding and general services. View the 2016 course outline.
Classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays except for on Labor Day, during local schools’ fall break and on Halloween. Graduation will be on a Tuesday.
We are no longer accepting applications for the inaugural class of Your Town Academy. Please check back later for information about future sessions.
Those who applied for the inaugural class have been notified of their acceptance status; classes will begin in late August 2016.
The class size is capped at 30 participants. Preference for enrollment is given first to Town residents and business owners. The class is then filled first come, first served.