Executive Board election application period will open in April

CML Newsletter
March 26, 2021

By Kevin Bommer, CML executive director

Beginning on Monday, April 5, CML will start accepting applications for members interested in running for the CML Executive Board. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9.
Members whose names are placed on the ballot by the CML Nominating Committee will be voted on by the membership at the CML Virtual Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 24, beginning at 10 a.m. Voting procedures will be detailed in the Notice of Annual Business Meeting that will be sent to all member municipalities later in April. CML Executive Board members are elected at-large, which means each member municipality is entitled to vote at the CML Annual Business Meeting for their choices in all the population categories.

The vacancies to be filled at the election are:
• One position from municipalities with a population of 250,000 or more for a two-year term;
• three positions from municipalities with a population of at least 60,000 but less than 250,000, each for two-year terms;
• four positions from municipalities with a population of at least 8,000 but less than 60,000 for three two-year terms and one one-year term; and
• three positions from cities and towns with a population of less than 8,000, each for two-year terms.

Under CML bylaws, population figures for the June 2021 election will be based upon population estimates from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). These are the same figures that were used in computing 2021 municipal dues for member municipalities and may not be the most recent DOLA estimate.

CML bylaws also require CML Executive Board members be elected or appointed officials of member cities and towns. Any official who desires to be nominated for a position on the CML Executive Board can ensure nomination by:
• Filing an application for nomination, in letter or other written form, with the CML Nominating Committee. The application must be received in writing by the CML office at least 15 days prior to the annual business meeting, that is, by 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 9; and
• including with the application an endorsement in writing from the applicant's city council or board of trustees, which also must be received by the CML office by Wednesday, June 9. Please note that a city council or board of trustees may endorse the nomination of only one official from the city or town for election.

Beginning on April 5, sample application and endorsement letters will be available on the CML website, www.cml.org, under About CML > CML Executive Board. Additional information and reminders will be published in subsequent newsletters and on CML's website, as well as sent directly to members.

Questions about the CML Executive Board or the election process should be directed to Kevin Bommer, executive director, at kbommer@cml.org, (303) 831-6411, or
(866) 578-0936.