League able to quickly fill vacant senior team positions

CML Newsletter
October 22, 2021

By Kevin Bommer, CML executive director

General counsel
Robert Sheesley, currently the city attorney in Commerce City, will start as CML’s general counsel in mid-November. Sheesley is well known in the Colorado municipal legal community and will be the same excellent resource to city and town attorneys that David Broadwell, current general counsel, has been since he came on board in May 2019.

The position is critical to CML members in the court of legal opinion, as well as the court of political opinion. Sheesley will assist the legislative advocacy team and will field inquiries from Colorado municipal attorneys. He will also staff the CML Amicus Committee and file friend of the court briefs in support of municipal interests.

Broadwell will support Sheesley through the transition, and the League will soon begin a search to fill the recently vacated associate counsel position. The announcement will remain open until Sheesley starts, so that he will be able to start reviewing applications and fill the position as soon as possible. Sheesley will supervise the associate counsel and the law clerk positions.

Engagement and communications manager
Jennifer Stone comes to CML from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and has a strong background in communications, member service, and event marketing. She will start on Oct. 29. The engagement and communications manager was created in 2019 to give greater focus to the League’s internal and external interactions with members and associate members while focusing on CML’s communications strategies and methods. Stone will also partner with the legislative advocacy and legal teams to promote the value of local government, develop a curriculum for CML training programs for municipal officials throughout the state, and clearly message changes and developments in the Colorado municipal landscape.

Stone will supervise three positions: the municipal research analyst, the training and marketing specialist, and the publication and design specialist. Among other things, she will dive right into the planning process already underway for CML’s 100th Annual Conference in Breckenridge, June 21-24, 2022.