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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. 


Annual Conference

Westin Westminster

The 98th CML Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2020, in Westminster, will be filled with opportunities to network with other officials, learn from peers, share ideas, exchange resources, and solve problems collectively.

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MUNIversity

MUNIversity

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.

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Topics & Key Issues

Topics & Key Issues

The Topics & Key Issues page of the CML website sorts a number of resources by subject.

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Publications

Publications
CML publishes a wealth of information for members throughout the year, from periodicals with the latest news to technical and legal research publications.

Civic Engagement


CML offers a variety of of resources to help you better connect with your residents.

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Getting Started

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.



Publications

Publications
CML publishes a wealth of information for members throughout the year, from periodicals with the latest news to technical and legal research publications.

Civic Engagement


CML offers a variety of of resources to help you better connect with your residents.

New to Office

Welcome

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. Also, view Tips for Municipal Elected Officials.

You 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

 


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.

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