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CML provides municipal officials the skills and education necessary for good governance in Colorado's cities and towns through a variety of learning opportunities (traditional in-person workshops, short lunchtime seminars, and convenient online webinars) on numerous topics throughout the year.
The 97th CML Annual Conference, June 18–21, in Breckenridge, is filled with opportunities to network with other officials, learn from peers, share ideas, exchange resources, and solve problems collectively.
CML Executive Director Kevin Bommer will travel solo around the state for a listening tour to hear from CML members about their interaction with CML, what they would like to see more or less of, and the CML of the future they envision.
CML believes that municipal elected officials investing time and resources to participate in educational events to increase their knowledge of municipal government and enhance their capacity to lead should be recognized. For this reason, in 1991 the CML Executive Board created an elected officials leadership training program, now known as CML’s MUNIversity.
Topics & Key Issues
The Topics & Key Issues page of the CML website sorts a number of resources by subject.
Thank you for your interest in serving your community through public office!
CML has put together a free Municipal Candidates Guide to help you understand some of the basic things it is important to know as an elected official making important contributions to the shaping of your community's future.
CML has numerous resources available for municipal elected officials, including our biweekly CML Newsletter and bimonthly Colorado Municipalities magazine.
A brief overview of your new role is available in our Municipal Governance 101 packet.
You also may want to take a look at the publication Colorado Municipal Government: An Introduction. (Upon release, at least one copy of all CML publications is sent to each member municipality; check with your clerk for what may already be available to you.)
CML also has recorded our Effective Governance: Resources for Elected Officials, a workshop that includes information on your role as a municipal official, governing board and staff relationships, how to work effectively with the media, public official liability, and open meetings.
The Value of CML Training
Effective Governance: Resources for Elected Officials
Training / Events
CML provides municipal officials the skills and education necessary for good governance in Colorado's cities and towns through a variety of learning opportunities (traditional in-person workshops, short lunchtime seminars, and convenient online webinars) on numerous topics throughout the year.Learn More
Topics / Key Issues
The Topics & Key Issues page of the CML website sorts a number of resources by subject.Learn More
For many governing board members, hiring a local government manager may be the most important decision you will make during your tenure.
This is why CML, in partnership with other local government organizations, produced How to Hire a Local Government Administrator.