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MUNIversity

MUNIversity is the Colorado Municipal League's program to recognize municipal elected officials investing time and resources to participate in educational events in an effort to increase their knowledge of municipal government and enhance their capacity to lead. Municipal elected officials earn credits by participating in CML-sponsored training events. Additional information is available in the MUNIversity brochure.

Award Levels

Fundamental Level (30 credits)
  • Recognition in the CML newsletter
  • Invitation to wear ribbon displaying achievement and acknowledgement with presentation of award at the CML annual conference.
  • Acknowledgement in CML annual conference program.
  • News release to local media.
Leadership Level (60 credits)
  • Recognition in the CML newsletter
  • Invitation to wear ribbon displaying achievement and acknowledgement with presentation of award at the CML annual conference.
  • Acknowledgement in CML annual conference program.
  • News release to local media.
Graduate Level (100 credits)
  • Recognition in the CML newsletter
  • Invitation to wear ribbon displaying achievement and acknowledgement with presentation of award at the CML annual conference.
  • Acknowledgement in CML annual conference program.
  • News release to local media.
  • Name on permanent plaque in CML offices.
  • Token of appreciation from CML.

 

2021 Award Recipients

Fundamental Level (30 credits)
  • Aspen: Councilmember Ann Mullins  ​
  • Aurora: Mayor Pro Tem Francoise Bergan  ​
  • Berthoud: Mayor Pro Tem Maureen Dower  ​
  • Breckenridge: Mayor Eric Mamula  ​
  • Centennial: Councilmember Marlo Alston  ​
  • Centennial: Councilmember Tammy Maurer  ​
  • Centennial: Councilmember Don S. Sheehan  ​
  • Centennial: Councilmember Mike Sutherland  ​
  • Central City: Alderman Jeff Aiken  ​
  • Cherry Hills Village: Mayor Russell Stewart 
  • Crested Butte: Mayor Pro Tem William Dujardin  ​
  • Crested Butte: Councilmember Chris Haver  ​
  • Cripple Creek: Councilmember Meghan Rozell  ​
  • Durango: Councilor Melissa Youssef  ​
  • Eaton: Trustee Liz Heid  ​
  • Elizabeth: Mayor Megan Vasquez  ​
  • Elizabeth: Mayor Pro Tem Angela Ternus  ​
  • Fountain: Mayor Gabriel Ortega  ​
  • Fountain: Councilmember Sharon Thompson  ​
  • Fraser: Trustee Katie Soles
  • Glenwood Springs: Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Willman  ​
  • Grand Lake: Trustee Thomas Bruton  ​
  • Greeley: Mayor Pro Tem Dale Hall  ​
  • Ignacio: Trustee Sharon Craig  ​
  • Littleton: Councilmember Carol Fey  ​
  • Longmont: Councilmember Marcia Martin  ​
  • Montrose: Mayor Doug Glaspell  ​
  • Mt. Crested Butte: Mayor Janet Farmer  ​
  • Mt. Crested Butte: Mayor Pro Tem Lauren Koelliker  ​
  • Ouray: Councilor Glenn Boyd
  • Pierce: Trustee M Sue  Spurgeon-Paris  ​
  • Pueblo: Mayor Nicholas Gradisar ​
  • Severance: Trustee Frank Baszler  ​
  • Thornton: Mayor Pro Tem Jessica Sandgren  ​
  • Westminster: Councillor Kathryn Skulley 
Leadership Level (60 credits)
  • Aurora: Councilmember Angela Lawson
  • Brighton: Mayor Gregory Mills
  • Brighton: Councilmember Mark Humbert
  • Colorado Springs: Mayor John Suthers
  • Edgewater: Mayor Pro Tem Steve Conklin
  • Gunnison: Mayor James Gelwicks
  • La Junta: Mayor Jeffri Pruyn
  • Lakewood: Mayor Pro Tem Charley Able
  • Montrose: Councilmember Barbara Bynum
  • Ridgway: Mayor John Clark
  • Sheridan: Mayor Tara Beiter-Fluhr
  • Windsor: Mayor Paul Rennemeyer  
Graduate Level (100 credits)
  • La Jara: Mayor Paula Medina
  • Steamboat Springs: Council President Pro Tem Kathi Meyer

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the program?

All elected officials of CML's member municipalities are automatically enrolled in the program.

How do I get credit?

Each CML training event is assigned a specific credit value, usually based on the length of the training. Whenever you participate in a CML webinar, a CML in-person workshop, the CML Annual Conference or other credit-eligible CML event, you automatically receive the specified number of credits.

Do I fill out a form during the workshop to get credit?

No. Credit will be automatically given to you after each training event you attend. 

Do I get credit for attending the CML Annual Conference?

Yes. A pre-determined number of credits will be awarded for attending the conference.

How can I find out the number of MUNIversity credits I have?

Log in on this website (the login button is in the top right corner). Click on your name. Click on credits. 

How will I know when I have reached a new level?

CML will notify you several weeks prior to the CML Annual Conference in June, which is where you will be recognized for reaching a new level in the program. After the conference, a news release will be sent listing all officials who have achieved a new level.

Does MUNIversity recognize municipal staff members?

The program is currently only for municipal elected officials.