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 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.
Deputy Director Kevin Bommer is responsible for managing CML’s legislative program, as well as advocating municipal interests before the state legislature. His issues include employment, labor, severance tax and federal mineral lease, medical marijuana, pensions, water, beer and liquor licensing, health care, immigration, and homeland security and other issues of municipal interest. He also assists in training and answering inquiries for other municipal officials on various topics. Kevin joined the League in 1999.
Legislative & Policy Advocate Meghan Dollar is responsible for advocating municipal interests before the state legislature. Her issues include affordable house, building codes, lottery-related issues, gaming, historical preservation, and criminal justice. Meghan joined the League in 2011.
Legislative & Policy Advocate Mark Radtke works on several policy projects of concern to municipalities throughout the state including transportation revenue and municipal finance. His lobbying responsibilities include transportation, urban renewal, downtown development authorities, property tax, economic development, and municipal debt and finance issues. Mark joined the League in 2007, bringing with him a background in journalism, public relations and lobbying.
General Counsel Geoff Wilson drafts legislation, provides research and advice, and represents the League before the General Assembly, various state agencies and officials, and the appellate courts on various matters affecting municipalities. He also provides information to municipal officials on legal matters through inquiry service. His areas of particular emphasis include sales and use taxation, TABOR, telecommunications, elections, open meetings and open records, land use, oil and gas regulation, utilities, and environmental matters. Additionally, Geoff provides legal services to the League on internal matters. He has been with the League since 1987.