GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Those interested in how our local county government works got an inside look Thursday night. Thursday was the first night of an 8 week class offered by Mesa County.
Students get the chance to talk with local government officials and take tours of several different county locations. The class kicked off with county commissioner Rose Pugliese speaking to the participants.
"Ultimately it's imperative that any given citizen should engage in their government but especially young people. I don't see very many of my peers going in and trying to express their concerns and ideas to the county commissioners," said Brian Williams, a CMU student.
The eight week course is free to attend. It is held at the old county courthouse in room 3A on Thursday nights. If you missed tonight's class, there are still a few spots open.