The Colorado Municipal League surveyed cities and towns across the state to find out how local economies are faring and what municipalities are doing to ensure their communities thrive.
There are nearly 16,000 miles of city streets in Colorado ... and every mile is essential to deliver groceries to the store on the corner, get children to school, connect to work, and home. Two videos explore the challenges of maintaining our transportation infrastructure.
CML's 2016 State of Our Cities & Towns survey results reveal that more than nine out of 10 Colorado municipalities use shared services for the efficient deliver of services to residents.
The following stories explore some of the shared services across the state; these same stories can be seen in more detail in the videos below:
City of Montrose and Information Technology Services (read the IGA with Delta and the IGA with the recreation district)
City of Leadville and Lake County Animal Shelter (read the IGA)
City of Fort Morgan School Resource Officer (read the IGA)
Fraser/Winter Park Police Department (read the IGA)
City of Englewood and Denver Fire Department (read the IGA)
This 28-minute video features some of the shared services provided by Colorado's cities and towns. Government access stations interested in running the video(s) should contact Traci Stoffel (email address is tstoffel @ cml.org, without the spaces).
The shorter version (15-minute) provides an abridged view on the same services.
A brief (2-minute) shares just the highlights of the report.
An overview of the 2016 legislative session is provided by the CML advocacy team (Kevin Bommer, Dianne Criswell, Meghan Dollar, and Geoff Wilson). Watch the recorded webinar.
A review of mail ballot and UOCAVA procedures for elections, presented by Karen Goldman, MMC, Aurora deputy city clerk. Watch the recorded webinar.
Watch the recorded webinar on changes in overtime exemption regulations as presented by S. Lorrie Ray, Esq., Mountain States Employers Council membership development director, on May 3, 2016.
CML releases an annual report and survey details of the State of our Cities & Towns to create a picture of the health of the cities and towns in Colorado.
CML regularly presents our Boards & Commissions Basics Workshop, with presentations on the roles and responsibilities, how to avoid chaos at meetings, and conflicts of interest. This is a simple video recording of in-person workshop with slides interspersed for those who have been unable to attend or would like a refresher.
Arvada Mayor Marc Williams hosts Arvada Insights in a segment about the Colorado Municipal League.
CML Deputy Director Kevin Bommer appears on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss how the Colorado Municipal League serves the state's cities and towns, as well as some of the challenges currently facing municipalities.
Patrick Ibarra, The Mejorando Group, provides some information on succession planning in this video.
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs provides a background on water in Colorado.
Grand Lake Mayor Judy Burke talks about serving your friends and neighbors as a municipal elected official, as well as the services the Colorado Municipal League provides to help municipal officials in their work.
CML Executive Director Sam Mamet explores some of the issues that those running for municipal office in Colorado should know about.
Colorado Municipal League Membership Services Manager Lisa White provides an overview of the broad range of services in advocacy, information, and training that the League provides for its municipal members.
Municipalities can help residents prepare for our aging future (10,000 people are turning 65 each day) with a resource center in an existing hub with established partners.
Learn about the Orton Family Foundation's programs and tools that engage diverse groups of residents in collaborative discussions and decision-making driven by what they love most about their town.
Learn what drought is, how it affects Colorado, its impacts, what you can do, and what assistance is available for municipalities.
John Hall, Economic Development Council of Colorado president and Westminster economic development director, provides five or more tips on economic development in less than five minutes in this edition of Take 5.
Gregg Piburn of Leader's Edge Consulting offers Colorado municipal officials tips to succeed in leadership.
Learn five things or more about historic preservation in Colorado in five minutes or less in our most recent Take 5 featuring History Colorado Executive Director Steve Turner.
Lessons on Local Government Curriculum Write Kent Willmann provides seven tips (in less than five minutes) on how to make your classroom visit a success.
Council Springs Mayor Pro Tem Jan Martin provides five tips (in less than five minutes) for those newly elected to municipal office.
Learn five things or more about transportation funding Colorado - in less than five minutes!
Running for municipal office in Colorado? Watch this video and learn some of the basic things you will need to know.
Urban renewal authorities (URAs) are public-private partnerships that are often essential to accomplish urban redevelopment. Learn more about both the public and private role in this video, featuring redevelopment experts Greg Moran and Anne Ricker.
WaterNow Alliance purpose is to catalyze a fundamental shift in urban water management, making sustainability the new normal.