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Fighting For Colorado Springs Since 1992

team. passion. results.

Citizens Project is a local nonprofit 501(c)3 organization spotlighting issues in the Pikes Peak region and mobilizing people to strengthen our community by promoting equity, inclusive impact, civic engagement, and social justice.


We educate the community through our online newsletter and nonpartisan voter guides, we monitor local government and public schools to ensure that rights and freedoms are upheld, and we mobilize residents to make their voices heard.

mike williams.

Mike W | Executive Director.

Mike Williams | Executive Director.

Greetings! My name is Mike Williams and I’m the Executive Director of Citizens Project. I’m a native of Colorado Springs and have been very much involved with community and community service my entire life. In recent years, I’ve served as the Chair for the District 11 Equity Leadership Action Team subcommittee, volunteered on the Student Support and Engagement Steering Committee, co-founded Neighbors for Education, and done a lot of work in Restorative Practices.


I’m passionate about our core values of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice and am looking forward to advocating for our community on these issues as well as making sure we are turning out the vote and educating our community on why these values are so important.

meet the team.

samantha lorca.