Centennial 101

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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

  • September 14 – October 12, 2023
  • 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursdays (Graduation tentatively on Tuesday, Oct. 17) – dinner provided
  • Attendance at all sessions is required 


  • September 14: Intro to Centennial
  • September 21: Community and Economic Development
  • September 28: Public Works
  • October 5: Public Safety
  • October 12: How to Get Involved
  • October 17: Graduation (tentative date)

Applications For 2023 Are Closed 

The 2024 Centennial 101 program is anticipated for Fall. Sign up to receive E-Newsletters at centennialco.gov/notifyme to be notified when applications are available. Learn what district you live in Learn what district you live in.

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 2022 on Flickr.