Centennial 101

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We plan to host our next class in the Fall of 2022. Once applications are being accepted for the 2022 program a link will be posted to this page. Thank you for your interest in Centennial 101.

Check back for news about the Fall 2022 session.

Discover How Your City Works

Have you ever wondered... How does a local government work? How does a building plan go through the approval process? How are streets prioritized for plowing after it snows? Where do your tax dollars go? Then Centennial 101 is for you!

Centennial 101 is an interactive seven-week program to discover how your City works. Learn what makes Centennial unique and find out how to get more involved in your community.

Centennial 101 is also an opportunity for us to learn from you. What do you care about? What are your ideas? We want to know.

Class Information

  • August 25 – October 6, 2022
  • 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursdays (Graduation tentatively on Monday, Oct. 10) – dinner provided
  • Attendance at all sessions is required


August 25: Intro to Centennial
September 1: Centennial’s Budget tells our Story
September 8: Creating a Vibrant Community
September 15: Roads & Public Infrastructure
September 22: Public Safety
September 29: Life Safety
October 6: How to Get Involved
*October 10: Graduation & Council Panel Discussion (tentative date)


We are not currently accepting applications. Applications should be available in May or June of 2022.

You may be interested in Centennial 101 if:

  • You have an interest in your City and community and want to learn more.
  • You have already been involved in the community – or if you haven’t been involved at all but are curious of how the City works.
  • You are new to Centennial – or have lived here since before it was a City.
  • You pay taxes and want to know how that money is being spent.
  • You love local politics – or hate local politics.
  • You like to meet new, interesting people.
  • You want to peek behind the scenes.

Check out photos of the Centennial 101 class of 2019 on Flickr.