In This Section
July 2, 2021
By Kevin Bommer, CML executive director
On Monday, June 21, over 100 municipal officials representing 75 municipalities from throughout the state participated in CML’s Annual Business Meeting.
Normally held at the Annual Conference, the business meeting was conducted virtually again in 2021 due to the cancellation of the June conference. Under CML’s bylaws, the required election of Board members, notice of the following year’s dues, consideration of the Annual Policy Statement, and any proposed changes to the CML Bylaws must occur at the Annual Business Meeting. This year, an update on the legislative session that just ended was provided, since that proves to be one of the popular regular sessions at annual conferences.
During the meeting, the following individuals were elected to the CML Board:
• Angela Lawson, Aurora councilmember
• John Marriott, Arvada councilmember
• Susan Jung, Rocky Ford mayor
• Melissa Youssef, Durango councilmember
The following Board members were reelected to another term:
• Barbara Bynum, Montrose councilmember
• Greg Caton, Grand Junction city manager
• A.J. Euckert, Dacono city manager
• Dale Hall, Greeley mayor pro tem
• Liz Hensley, Alamosa councilmember
• Russell O. Stewart, Cherry Hills Village mayor
• Laura Weinberg, Golden mayor
These Board members join the remaining ten Board members whose terms are up in 2022.
Attendees at the Annual Business Meeting also voted to approve changes to CML’s Annual Policy Statement proposed by the CML Policy Committee. The updated policy statement can be viewed on CML’s website at bit.ly/3x3jUhM.
Finally, the attendees also overwhelmingly approved amendments to the CML Bylaws – a vote which required at least two-thirds of those attending to vote "yes." The amendments will help the League govern more easily should there ever be another event like the pandemic, which required virtual business meetings and Board meetings. Certain aspects of the bylaws written decades ago made that a challenge. The updated bylaws can be viewed on CML’s website at bit.ly/3A6UQsa.