Come Learn About Your County Government
El Paso County is now enrolling citizens for a one-day Citizens College scheduled for Saturday, April 8.
Citizens College provides participants the opportunity to learn in a classroom-style, accelerated-education environment about the multi-faceted, statutory functions and customary services that El Paso County provides to its residents. County Officials as well as division and department staff leaders will present information on their offices and departments, the services they provide, and how those services are funded.
“This is a great opportunity for citizens to learn about all the services the County is required to provide within the community,” said Darryl Glenn, President of the Board of County Commissioners. “You’ll hear from, and interact with, elected officials and County staff to see and understand what we’re doing in El Paso County. Citizens College is perfect for anyone who wants a better perspective of how our local government operates and what distinguishes us from other governing bodies.”
This Citizens College is presented by the El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group (COG) with assistance from the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO). The COG is a citizen-based volunteer committee appointed by County Commissioners to help citizens understand and participate in El Paso County Government.
The Citizens College topics include: County Government 101, Child and Adult Protection and Economic Assistance Programs, Criminal Prosecution and Investigation, Road and Bridge Operations and Maintenance, Land Use and Zoning, Veterans Services, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Services, Property Tax Assessments and Collections, and County Budget and Finance.
For more information about El Paso County’s Citizens College and to apply online, visit
For more information on CONO go to www.cscono.org
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239