Wheat Ridge 101

Wheat Ridge 101 2022 group photo
Wheat Ridge 101 2022 Graduates
  1. Wheat Ridge 101
  2. Wheat Ridge 102

About the Program

Wheat Ridge 101 is a free seven-week interactive course taking place on Wednesday evenings every other Fall. Provided in partnership by the City of Wheat Ridge and Localworks, this program is designed to share detailed information about how the City of Wheat Ridge works, and to discuss strategies for community input and engagement.

Course Content

Wheat Ridge 101 covers topics related to:

  • City of Wheat Ridge Government and How it Works
  • Wheat Ridge in the Community
  • How to get Involved and Stay Engaged with the City
  • Building an Understanding of Infrastructure, Public Works and Engineering
  • How Change Occurs: Planning, Zoning, Economic Development, and Urban Renewal
  • Engaging in the Fun with Parks and Recreation Department 
  • How the Wheat Ridge Police Department Keeps the Community Safe


The next Wheat Ridge 101 program will take place in Fall 2024 on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m.  

The Fall 2023 program will be a new, project-based program called Wheat Ridge 102.  Only Wheat Ridge 101 graduates are eligible to participate in Wheat Ridge 102. Moving forward, Wheat Ridge 101 and 102 will take place on alternate years.

Applicant Requirements

There is no residency or age requirement to apply to this program. Wheat Ridge 101 is open to anyone with a connection to Wheat Ridge who is interested in learning more about the City.

Class size is limited. 

Applications are now closed.

If you would like to be notified when applications open, please register your name and email using this form: WR101 Interest Form


Send an email to WR101@ci.wheatridge.co.us with any questions about this program.