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Larimer County 101

One of the most educational and informative projects I've ever had the fortune to be involved in.
– Steve Shaffer

LC101 - 2015 Spring Class Schedule

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The LC101 2015 class is taking place on Thursdays from March 26 to May 21. Applications will be available in late January, 2015. To get on the email notification list, when the press release regarding application is issued, email Deni La Rue/Larimer County Community Information Manager at dlarue@​

Larimer County 101: A Journey Through Larimer County Services (LC101) is a series of classes offered to the public to provide an inside look at the workings of Larimer County government and the services we provide. Participants attend three-hour, evening meetings once a week for nine weeks hearing about services from County officials. The classes are kept as interactive as possible and ask the attendees to solve problems, ask questions, provide input, role play, do homework, and more. The series culminates with a graduation night on week nine. You'll interact with Elected Officials and Larimer County staff and get to know other interested citizens.

LC 101 Attendees

Materials from LC101


The first LC101 class was held for 8 weeks in April and May, 2010. Of the 26 citizens that began the class, 24 were able to complete the series. The attendees in this inaugural class were from 11 different Larimer County communities, were evenly split between men and women, and ranged in age from 30s to 80s. Larimer County will continue to look for a broad cross-section of citizens to participate.

Topics include: Larimer County History; the Virtual Courthouse; how elections work; how land use decisions are made; navigating the criminal justice system; building and maintaining roads and bridges; you decide which engineering projects to fund!; understanding Human Services and hard decisions that need to be made; public health and inspecting restaurants; jobs and the Workforce Center; all about property taxes; the County Budget; where Extension fits in, and more.

More information contact, Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, Commissioners' Office, (970) 498-7150, dlarue@​

Prior Classes

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