• Municipalities Matter

  • Municipalities Matter ... In All Areas of Colorado

    Remember a few years ago, there was a lot of talk here about various counties across the state seceding to create a 51st state. It died with a thud, but the emotional part of this resonated with me and I blogged about it at the time


    Municipalities Matter: Life Is Better

    Again and again, Colorado cities and towns earn national recognition as “best places to live” and “best places to start a business.” There are many factors behind the popularity of our cities and towns - Colorado’s natural beauty, our educated workforce, and the economic development efforts of our municipalities working with the business community to create jobs. There is another element that is a major factor in the success of our cities and towns: the quality of life features created by municipal governments.


    Municipalities Matter: Planning for the Future

    There was a pop song from the early 1970s by folk singer Melanie that is apropos for what I have to say in this year-end blog. Maybe you remember some of the lyrics:

    I got a brand new pair of roller skates 
    You got a brand new key 
    I think we should get together and try them out you see 

  • Municipalities Matter is a regular blog by Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League. Sam is responsible to CML's 21-member executive board for executing the policies and programs of the League. 

    What would you like to see discussed in Municipalities Matter? Contact Sam with your thoughts! (Email address is smamet @, without the spaces.)