Cities and Towns Week

Cities and Towns Week PosterColorado Cities & Towns Week is an annual celebration designed by the Colorado Municipal League to celebrate municipal government’s important role in providing essential services, fostering a healthy local economy, and elevating the quality of life for everyone in the community. Learn more about Colorado Cities & Towns week at

Join the Celebration!

Montrose residents have an opportunity to express pride of community by participating in the city’s 2018 celebration of Colorado Cities & Towns week (September 10-16). Enthusiasts can take part in a number of ways. 

Coloring Contest

First, children age ten and younger can enter a coloring contest about our cities and towns by completing a fun activity book provided by the Colorado Municipal League. These activity books are available for pickup at the Downtown Visitor Center (107 S. Cascade, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) on Monday, September 10. To enter the contest, children complete the booklet and return it to the Visitor Center. Entries must be received at the Visitor Center by noon on Thursday, September 13, to be eligible for prizes. The activity books will be judged on creativity, and first and second prize winners will be chosen. First prize wins $25 in Montrose Bucks and Second Prize is awarded $10 in Montrose Bucks. 

Get to Know City Staff

Residents are also encouraged to visit their city facilities for a Meet and Greet event with city staff over the course of the week (Monday – Thursday). Each day, a different city facility will host a meet and greet event with free coffee and donuts and provide an informal opportunity to talk with your city employees. This event will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at each facility on its designated day and is open to all residents:

  • Monday – Downtown Visitor Center (107 S. Cascade Ave)
  • Tuesday – City of Montrose Police Department (434 S. 1st St)
  • Wednesday – City of Montrose Public Works Facility (1221 6450 Rd)
  • Thursday – City Hall (433 S. 1st St)

Other Community Outreach

City personnel will also be visiting the American History Class at Montrose High School during Colorado Cities & Towns Week to help educate the students about Municipal Government. Residents are encouraged to visit the City of Montrose Facebook page for fun updates and information about Colorado Cities & Towns Week.

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 10

  • 9:00 a.m. – Kids’ Coloring Contest (10 yrs and under), Children’s Activity Books available for pick up at Downtown Visitor Center (107 S. Cascade)
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Meet and Greet City Staff, Montrose Police Department

Tuesday, September 11

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Meet and Greet City Staff, Public Works Facility

Wednesday, September 12

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. -  Meet and Greet City Staff, Downtown Visitor Center
  • Montrose High School, American History Class City Staff visits

Thursday,  September 13

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Meet and Greet City Staff, City Hall
  • Noon – Coloring Contest Activity book contest due by noon on Thursday. Drop off at Downtown Visitor Center
  • Montrose High School, American History Class City Staff visits

Pay your utility bill at City Hall and pick up a Colorado Cities & Towns Week souvenir! Tune into the City of Montrose Facebook page for updates throughout the week.