CML supports cooperation among local, state, and federal officials to provide a strong partnership with Colorado's cities and towns. CML employs a dedicated advocacy team, a reliable source of information about legislative issues and their impact on Colorado's cities and towns and their residents.
Each year, at our annual business meeting, CML members adopt our policy statement that guides our CML Executive Board, committees, and advocacy team during the legislative session.
CML outlined legislative priorities for members of the Colorado General Assembly. Visit the Current Legislative Session page for details on bills CML is following.
CML Legislative Matters is a blog that explores the issues before the General Assembly that matter to Colorado's cities and towns.
CML Advocacy Team
The CML advocacy team and a brief outline of their various responsibilities should help direct questions and comments of municipal members and key decisionmakers to the appropriate person.
To email an advocacy team member, use the first initial of the first name, the entire last name, and @cml.org, for example, John Doe's email would be firstname.lastname@example.org. (Due to spam bots CML no longer lists email addresses on this page.) All staff can also be reached at 303-831-6411 or toll free at 866-578-0936.
Deputy Director: Kevin BommerKevin is responsible for managing the legislative program, advocating municipal interests before the state legislature, and overseeing CML's strategic plan. His advocacy issues include beer and liquor; marijuana; employment and labor; telecommunications and broadband; and other issues of municipal interest. He also assists in training and answering inquiries for other municipal officials on various topics. In addition, Kevin authors the “CML Legislative Matters” blog. Kevin joined the League in 1999.
Legislative Counsel: Dianne CriswellDianne is responsible for advocating municipal interests before the state legislature, oversees the League’s legal advocacy activities, and supports CML members. Her legislative advocacy issues include elections; municipal finance; open meetings and open records; governmental immunity; tax and fiscal policy, and retirement and pensions. She also assists in training and answering inquiries for municipal officials on various topics. Dianne joined the League in 2015.
Legislative & Policy Advocate: Morgan CullenMorgan is responsible for advocating municipal interests before the state legislature. His issues include economic development; environment and sustainability; natural resources; severance taxes and energy impacts; transportation and transit; and utilities. He also assists in training and answering inquiries for other municipal officials on various topics. He joined the League in 2016.
Legislative & Policy Advocate: Meghan Dollar
Meghan is responsible for advocating municipal interests before the state legislature. Her issues include affordable housing, criminal justice and courts; immigration; public safety; land use; lottery and gaming; historic preservation, and special districts. She also assists in training and answering inquiries for other municipal officials on various topics. Meghan joined the League in 2011.