At the beginning of the school year Explorer Elementary students sent Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers a letter asking him to visit. Their request paid off.
On Aug. 30, 2017, the mayor visited the second grade students and their teachers. Students, who all dressed in red, white and blue, peppered him with hard-hitting questions and in return he explained the ins and outs of city government.
Mayor Suthers, affectionately referred to as the “boss of the city” by the second graders, shared ideas with the students about how they, and their families, can volunteer to help keep Colorado Springs a great place to live and work. He also shared Pikes Peak is the second most visited mountain in the world and more than half of the U.S. Olympic Governing Bodies are headquartered in Colorado Springs. He explained to students how the parks, roads and city services work and provided each students with an Olympic City USA sticker.