President: Marc Williams, Arvada mayor Represents large population category; term expires June 2014Arvada Mayor Marc Williams was first elected as a councilmember in November 1999, and re-elected twice before being elected mayor in 2011. As an elected official, he has been active at the local, regional, state, and national level. He was a founding director of the Arvada DARE Foundation, and has served on the boards of the Arvada Economic Development Association , the Jefferson Economic Council , and the First Judicial District Community Corrections. He also has served on the National League of Cities Policy Committee for Transportation and Infrastructure along with the First Tier Suburbs Committee. Williams is a partner with the Arvada Law Firm of Helm, Less, Smith & Williams, and has been named by the readers of the Arvada Press as the Best Lawyer in Arvada.
Vice President: Charles Bayley, Bennett mayor pro tem Represents small population category; term expires June 2015Charles Bayley was elected to the Bennett Town Board in April 2008. Before that, he served as chair of the Bennett Planning and Zoning Commission. He represents the town on the Adams County Economic Development Council and represents Arapahoe County on the South Platte Basin Roundtable. Prior to moving to Bennett, he volunteered on local government committees for more than 20 years. Bayley worked for more than 24 years as a corporate director of government affairs in a multistate region. He is the president of the Board of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership.
Secretary-Treasurer: Christina Rinderle, Durango councilmemberRepresents medium population category; term expires June 2014After receiving her B.S. in Environmental Science from Purdue University, Christina Rinderle joined a talented team to create the first native plants nursery and nature preserve for the Colorado River Indian Tribes in southern Arizona. In 1999, she moved to Durango to work as botanist and researcher for Ecosystem Management International. She currently works as a broker at The Wells Group, where she is passionate about connecting people in the community with their perfect home or office. She is a graduate of Leadership La Plata class, facilitates team building and leadership programs, and volunteers for nonprofits. Rinderle also was selected as one of the 2009 Center for Progressive Leadership Fellows, a nonpartisan, statewide leadership development program and serves on the executive board of the La Plata County Economic Alliance.
Immediate Past President: Aden Hogan, Jr., Evans city manager Represents medium population category; term expires June 2014Aden Hogan, Jr. is the city manager for Evans, a northern Front Range community of 20,000 located in central Weld County. Aden has more than 30 years of public administration experience serving in both municipalities ranging from 10,000 to 500,000 in population and in county government. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in business from Mesa State College. He has also earned the Credentialed Manager Certificate from the ICMA. Aden is an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado teaching public administration, disaster management, leadership, and ethics, and he is a frequent lecturer and keynote speaker across the U.S. and Canada.
William Bell, Montrose city managerRepresents medium population category; term expires June 2014William Bell earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and criminal justice from the University of Wyoming before taking contract law and conflict resolution classes at Pepperdine University School of Law, and returning to the University of Wyoming for a master's degree in public administration. Before entering city management, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant in criminal justice, a forensic psychiatric technician, an assistant county planner, and graduate policy assistant. He has served as a city administrator in Nebraska and Wisconsin before assuming the position of city manager in Montrose.
Debbie Brinkman, Littleton councilmemberRepresents medium population category; term expires June 2015Debbie Brinkman was first elected to the city council in November 2007 and ran unopposed in 2011, when she was elected by council to serve a two-year term as mayor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Northern Colorado, and has enjoyed a 24-year career in advertising and marketing. Brinkman serves as Littleton’s designee to the South Platte Working Group and was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper as the Arapahoe County representative to the Urban Drainage & Flood Control District board of directors. She has advocated for open space, water flows in the South Platte River, and trail safety. She is involved in refining the city’s economic development programs and processes, and is focused on the council's goals of preserving and cultivating a quality community, developing and maintaining the public infrastructure, and fostering community involvement, communication, and trust.
William Buck, Mt. Crested Butte mayor Represents small population category; term expires June 2014William Buck is the Mt. Crested Butte mayor and has served on Town Council for almost six years, in addition to a term as planning commissioner. He is the current president of the Colorado Association of Ski Towns and board member for the Regional Transportation Authority in Gunnison County, as well County Housing Authority and Office For Resource Efficiency. In his free time, he is a certified adaptive ski Instructor and takes full advantage of Colorado’s outdoor opportunities.
Mary Cooper, Delta mayor pro tem Represents medium population category; term expires June 2015Mary Cooper is the current Delta mayor pro tem. She was appointed to city council in 2005, and was elected to a partial term of two years in 2006. She was again elected for a four-year term in 2008, and another in 2012. Mary serves as a liaison for the Delta City Council on the Delta County Economic Development, Project 7, Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee, and Club 20. She has been very active in the City of Delta’s Alternate Truck Route Project/Confluence Drive.
Carol Dodge, Northglenn councilmemberRepresents medium population category; term expires June 2014Carol Dodge was elected to the Northglenn City Council in 2009, and represents the City for the Northglenn Youth Commission, Denver Regional Council of Governments, CML Policy Committee, and the North Metro Chamber of Commerce. She also is the current HOA board president of her community and a Northglenn small business owner. Carol is working toward strengthening ties with neighboring communities, engaging youth and residents, and promoting economic development measures. She is an involved community volunteer and supporter.
Dave Edwards, Palisade mayor pro temRepresents small population category; term expires June 2014
Dave Edwards has worked as chief accountant at Hennepin County Medical Center; controller of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island; fiscal director of Metropolitan Health Plan in Minneapolis; and for 10 years as managing auditor of a regional accounting firm. He also served as treasurer of his student bar association; on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission; as treasurer of a GLBTQ youth center (where he helped create a homeless shelter for GLBTQ youth); on the executive committee of the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association; as president of Congregations Mayim Rabim and Ohr Shalom; and as president of the Friends of the Mesa County Library. Dave is mayor pro tem of the Town of Palisade; vice president of the 5 2 1 Drainage Authority; and board liaison to the Palisade Planning Commission.
Joe Gierlach, Nederland mayorRepresents small population category; term expires June 2015Joe Gierlach was elected to the Nederland Board of Trustees in 2008, appointed mayor pro tem, then appointed mayor. In 2012, he was the first incumbent mayor to be elected in Nederland in more than a decade. He also serves on Denver Regional Council of Governments board of directors, Metro Mayor's Caucus, the Boulder County Consortium of Cities, and Boulder Valley School District's Budget Advisory Committee. He has been a school district project manager, corporate bank senior officer, and construction projects manager. His net-zero home was featured on the cover of Conservation Magazine highlighting Boulder County's Solar & Green Homes Tour.
Sarah Levison, Longmont councilmemberRepresents large population category; term expires June 2015Sarah Levison has called Longmont home for 15 years. Prior to her election to its city council in 2007 and re-election in 2011, she served on its Economic Vitality Taskforce and museum board, and was a leader in her downtown Longmont neighborhood of 700 homes. Her first act of civic engagement was to create and produce a free summer art program for families and children in her neighborhood. She has been on the CML Policy Committee since 2009, and has served on the National League of Cities Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee and its Youth, Education & Family Council. Her work experience includes employment by county and federal government, a large university, and a small business, as well as a real estate trade association and a title company.
Jan Martin, Colorado Springs councilmember Represents large population category; term expires June 2014Jan Martin was first elected in April 2007 and re-elected for a second term in April 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado and an MBA in finance from Regis University. She is the owner of Martin Business Group, Inc., which specializes in information systems and business training for local organizations. She is also a part time instructor in the online MBA program at the University of Phoenix. She is a native of Colorado Springs and enjoys golfing and other outdoor activities.
Debbie Ortega, Denver councilmember-at-largeRepresents large population category; term expires June 2015Debbie Ortega has been a life long civil servant, serving Denver for more than 30 years. From 1987 to 2003, she served on Denver City Council, representing District 9. In 2004, Debbie was selected by then Mayor John Hickenlooper to be the first ever executive director of Denver’s Homeless Commission. She took the lead in creating a sustainable foundation for the successful Denver’s Road Home program which is Denver’s 10-year plan for ending homelessness. Most recently, she served as the regional service director at Denver Human Services, where she managed Denver’s Road to Work employment program which trains and prepares formerly homeless and disabled individuals for employment in the hospitality industry. In May 2011, Denver citizens voted overwhelmingly to re-elect Councilmember Ortega to one of two city wide at-large seats.
Patrick Rondinelli, Ouray city administratorRepresents small population category; term expires June 2014
Patrick Rondinelli has served nine years as the Ouray city administrator. He is a third generation Colorado native and a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. Before entering into a public administration career, he worked in a start-up telecommunications company that experienced tremendous growth as he worked as a business process analyst and director of operations. Patrick is the City's representative to the Colorado Association of Ski Towns, a member of both the Colorado City and County Management Association and the International City/County Management Association, a battalion chief in the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Ouray County Emergency Extrication Team.
Dave Sturges, Glenwood Springs mayor pro tem Represents medium population category; term expires June 2015Dave Sturges was first elected as a councilor-at-large for the City of Glenwood Springs in November 2007, and was elected mayor pro tem in 2009. He previously served on the City's Planning & Zoning Commission for six years; before that, he was chair of the Transportation Commission for five years. He served on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission from 1987 to 1991. He currently reporesents the City on the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments board, the Garfield County Senior Services Committee, and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.
Karen Weitkunat, Fort Collins mayor Represents large population category; term expires June 2015Karen Weitkunat was elected as Mayor of Fort Collins on April 5, 2011; however, she is no stranger to city council, as she previously served eight years representing District 2. She also served four years on the Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Board and various other boards and committees including the Poudre Fire Authority, Downtown Development Authority, and the Housing Authority. Over the last four years, she served on the Colorado State Housing Board and the Larimer County Planning Commission.
Jim White, Minturn town managerRepresents small population category; term expires June 2014 Jim White has served as town manager in Minturn since July 2009. He previously held town administrator positions in Idaho Springs and Berthoud. He served as president of the CML Executive Board in 2010-2011, and president of the Colorado City and County Managers's Association in 2012-2013, and is now serving as its immediate past president. He is a member of the International City Managers Association, Colorado Association of Ski Towns, and Northwest Colorado Council of Governments.
Board Agendas and Minutes
Unless otherwise noted, all CML Executive Board meetings take place at the CML offices (1144 Sherman Street, Denver), from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The CML Executive Board consists of 19 municipal elected and appointed officials elected by their peers at the CML Annual Conference in June.
The responsibilities of the board are to:
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