Approximately 1,000 attendees, including mayors, trustees, councilmembers,
managers, attorneys, clerks, finance directors,
public works directors, and municipal staff,
attended the 95th CML Annual Conference
in 2017. We look forward to an even
greater number of attendees joining the
96th CML Annual Conference being held in
Vail, June 19-22.
Online registration is now open (www.cml.org/
annual-conference) and preliminary programs
will be mailed in March.
This year’s conference offers more than
40 educational sessions focusing on municipal
issues in Colorado, beginning with two
afternoon ticketed preconference sessions on
Tuesday, June 19. Effective Governance will be presented
by Dianne Criswell, CML legislative counsel; Karen Goldman, consultant; and Tami Tanoue, CIRSA general counsel/deputy executive director, CIRSA. The Powerful Middle Ground features Leader's Edge Consulting Owner/President Gregg Piburn.
Tuesday, June 19
The Exhibit Area is open 1–5 p.m.
LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns will lead
attendees on an afternoon stroll around the
Town of Vail from 3 to 4 p.m. No
charge, but registration is required.
Also on Tuesday, CIRSA will be holding
its membership lunch and annual
business and safety meetings for its
members. For more information, visit
Rounding out Tuesday’s events, registered
attendees are invited to a Tuesday night
reception sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
Wednesday, June 20
Registration is open 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunrise Fitness, arranged by the Colorado
Women in Government, is an invigorating way
to start the conference from 7 to 7:45 a.m.
Exhibits & Eats is 7:30–9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Area opens at 7:30 a.m., with
a specific Exhibitor Showcase Hour from 2:15
to 3:15 p.m. Our Exhibit Area closes at 5 p.m.
From 9 to 9:45 a.m., participants can join the
CML Conference Overview or What’s New at
the Department of Local Affairs sessions.
The conference officially
kicks off with the opening
general session, sponsored
by CIRSA, featuring John O'Leary, who will discuss How One Attitude, One, Action, and One Person Can Change the World.
The Meeting of the Minds
Luncheon features the "Doyenne of Downtowns," Dana Crawford, who has worked with cities and towns far and wide to develop vibrant downtowns.
Concurrent sessions include Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters; HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign: Celebrating Five Years of Success and Looking to the Future; The Changing Landscape of Television News; Autonomous Vehicles: The Disruption of Driverless Mobility; Criminal Justice Reform: What Municipalities Can Expect; Health Care: What's Next for the Affordable Care Act?; and Wildfire Mitigation: Everyone's Problem. CLE-accredited sessions are the 2018 Legislative Update and Railroad Law: A Municipal Perspective.
The afternoon ends with Meet the
Candidates, your opportunity to get to
know the candidates running for the CML
The Delegates Reception is 5:30–7 p.m., and
is a great opportunity to visit and network with
sponsors and colleagues.
Thursday, June 21
Registration is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Early risers can enjoy the 5K Fun Run/Walk,
a ticketed event sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, at 7 a.m.
Concurrent sessions include Change is Constantly Brewing: Major Legislative Changes to Liquor Laws Since 2016; Comprehensive Plans and Policy: Decision-Making Guidance Beyond the Realm of Land Use; Economic Development Tools; Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Small Communities; Changing Currents in Water Supply and Water Quality Permitting; Colorado and the New Energy Economy; Tax Increment Financing and Colorado Downtowns; The Governing Body's Role in Dealing with Harassment in the Workplace; Can You Dig It? The Changing Landscape of 8-1-1 in Colorado; People in Your Community are Dying of Overdose: What Are You Doing About It?; Community Commons: A National Data Platform to Support Policy for Healthy Communities; The Fabulous Five: Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace: Understanding the Implications of Demographic Changes; and Unlocking Capital for Facility Upgrades: Energy and Performance Contracting. CLE accredited sessions are an Update on Federal and State Telecommunications and Broadband Laws Affecting Municipalities; Design and Architectural Standards Under Title II of the American Disabilities Act; Back to Basics in Changing Times: 2018 Employment Law Update; and The RemoteSeller Issue in Colorado: The Legal Framework of Collecting Sales Tax on Internet Sales.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has been invited
to present his views on local and state
government, and the winners of CML’s
Municipal Hero Award contest will be
recognized at the General Luncheon,
sponsored by Xcel Energy.
The CML Annual Business Meeting begins
at 1:45 p.m. and includes election of CML
Executive Board members, adoption of
CML’s 2017–2018 Policy Statement, and
consideration of other League business.
Delegates must be present to vote; no proxy
voting will be allowed.
The Town of Vail is planning a free
ticketed tour of Art in Public Places from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The Colorado Association of Ski Towns
(CAST) meets 4:30–6 p.m. for its membership
meeting, followed by a reception.
Friday, June 22
Registration is open 8–10:30 a.m.
The Colorado Women in Government
Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. This ticketed meal is
not just for women! Stay tuned for details.
Concurrent sessions include Emerging Issues; Emerging Role of Municipalities in Broadband Deployment; The A to Z of Smart Cities; Amendment 64 Turns Five: What Will the Next Five Years Bring?; Customizing a Recycling Program for Small- and Medium-Sized Municipalities; Local Government's Big Impact on Global Climate Change; Think Like a Hacker; and What Muncipalities Can Learn from Burning Man. CLE accredited sessions are Tax Increment Financing: Urban Renewal and Downtown Development Authorities; Campaign Finance and Elections; Campaign Finance and Elections; Managing Conflict and Ethics Issues for Municipal Attorneys Living and Advising in the Same Community; and Wisdom from Experienced Municipal Attorneys: Must-Know Legal Principles and Proactive Tips (presented during the ticketed
This year’s closing session, sponsored by Foresite Group, is one you
will not want to miss! Get an instant pick-me-up from Laurie Guest with Life in the Espresso Lane: How to Be Smooth, Bold, and Balanced in a Fast-Paced World.
Don’t go home hungry! Finish your
conference experience on a high note,
networking with your colleagues and sharing
your best takeaways from your week of
learning. Choose from the three ticketed
luncheons available: Elected Officials,
Managers, or Attorneys.
Look for more information and details
in upcoming CML Newsletter issues
or visit www.cml.org/annual-conference.