The staff and elected officials of the Town of Estes Park recognize the importance of helping community members learn about local government and how they can take part in shaping their Town's future. The Citizens Information Academy (CIA) program was developed for this purpose. Those living beyond Town limits are eligible to apply for CIA, however, priority will be given to in-Town residents. There is no cost to participate. Attending CIA is not a prerequisite for election or appointment to a board or commission. However, CIA participants who subsequently served on Town boards and commissions have found it very helpful.
CIA generally takes place in February and March of odd-numbered years. The next CIA will be in 2021.