Parker Civic Academy

The Town of Parker’s 11-week Civic Academy returns this fall! Participants will learn what it takes to build, grow and maintain a community. From Town infrastructure to innovative ways of maximizing tax dollars, attendees get a first-hand look at how their local government operates. The academy will be held on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at various Town facilities. Classes will run from Sept. 6 through Nov. 8, with a graduation ceremony on Nov. 20, 2017. 

This informational program is provided at the direction of  Town Council and Administration and encourages Parker residents to participate in local issues with the goal of improving the understanding and awareness of how local government works. Following the Academy each week, copies of the presentation will be added to this page.
  Topics that will be covered in this year’s academy include: 

  • Knowing Your Community (presented by the Office of the Town Administrator) 
    View Presentation 
  • Town Tour and Question & Answer Session with Town Council 
    View Town Tour Map   
  • Building a Community (presented by the Community Development Department and Economic Development) 
    View Community Development Presentation
    View Economic Development Presentation 
  • Caring for a Community and Equipment Demonstration (presented by the Public Works/Engineering Department)    
    View Presentation
  • Financing a Community (presented by the Finance Department and Parker Authority for Reinvestment [PAR])  
    View Finance Department Presentation
    View PAR (P3) Presentation  
  • Partners with Parker (presented by Parker Water and Sanitation District, Douglas County and Douglas County Libraries)    
  • Living the Hometown Feel (presented by the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space and Communications Departments)
  • Involving Your Community (presented by the Municipal Court) 
  • Protecting a Community (presented by the Police Department)   
  • Creativity in a Community (presented by the Cultural Department)
The application process for the 2017 Parker Civic Academy closed at the end of August. If you are interested in participating in next year's Parker Civic Academy, please contact Dannette Robberson by email or at 303.805.3117.

Parker Civic Academy - 2016

Important Resources

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