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CML Newsletter
February 12, 2021

CML now accepting nominations for Sam Mamet Good Governance Award

Applications are now open for the 2021 Sam Mamet Good Governance Award. To apply, please visit

In 2019, CML announced the creation of the Sam Mamet Good Governance Award in honor of retired CML Executive Director Sam Mamet. Beginning in 2020, the award is given annually to one to three individuals who exemplify and seek to expand the application of principles of good governance, which may include:

1. Efficiency and effectiveness of government

2. Responsiveness to need

3. Openness and transparency

4. Respect for the rule of law

5. Accountability to self and others

6. Inclusivity

7. Ethical behavior and conduct

8. Innovation

9. Representation of all constituencies

10. Fiscal accountability

The award will be presented during the CML Annual Conference. Recipients will
be given a complimentary registration to the following year’s annual conference
and invited to assist in presentation of the award to their successor or successors. A plaque containing the names of all recipients and the year of the award will be maintained at CML.

Any municipal elected official, staff member, or other individual in public service who exemplifies principles of good governance is eligible to receive the award. Eligible individuals may be presented for consideration through the completion and submission of the form at, or CML Board members and the CML executive director, with approval from the CML Board president, may also add nominees for consideration.

Final selection of the recipient will be made by the CML Executive Board at its regular April meeting prior to the Annual Conference, and recipients will be notified and provided with a per diem reimbursement for expenses and one night of lodging, if not already registered to attend the conference.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Information about last year's winner, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, is available at


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