Videos

    • 2015 State of Our Cities & Towns (26 min 40 sec)

      The Colorado Municipal League surveyed cities and towns across the state to find out how local economies are faring and what municipalities are doing to ensure their communities thrive.

    • 2015 State of Our Cities & Towns (7 min 56 sec)

      The Colorado Municipal League surveyed cities and towns across the state to find out how local economies are faring and what municipalities are doing to ensure their communities thrive.

    • 2015 State of Our Cities & Towns Videos

      There are nearly 16,000 miles of city streets in Colorado ... and every mile is essential to deliver groceries to the store on the corner, get children to school, connect to work, and home. Two videos explore the challenges of maintaining our transportation infrastructure.

    • 2016 State of Our Cities & Towns

      CML's 2016 State of Our Cities & Towns survey results reveal that more than nine out of 10 Colorado municipalities use shared services for the efficient deliver of services to residents. The following stories explore some of the shared services across the state; these same stories can be seen in more detail in the videos below: City of Montrose and Information Technology Services (read the IGA with Delta and the IGA with the recreation district) City of Leadville and Lake County Animal Shelter (read the IGA) City of Fort Morgan School Resource Officer (read the IGA) Fraser/Winter Park Police Department (read the IGA) City of Englewood and Denver Fire Department (read the IGA) This 28-minute video features some of the shared services provided by Colorado's cities and towns. Government access stations interested in running the video(s) should contact Traci Stoffel (email address is tstoffel @ cml.org, without the spaces).   The shorter version (15-minute) provides an abridged view on the same services. A brief (2-minute) shares just the highlights of the report.

    • 2016-01-06 Webinar (recorded): Running a Municipal Election - What You Need to Know

      A review of mail ballot and UOCAVA procedures for elections, presented by Karen Goldman, MMC, Aurora deputy city clerk. Watch the recorded webinar.

    • 2016-03-30 Webinar (recorded): A Partnership to Enable Integrated Urban Planning and Water ManagementWatch the March 30, 2016, webinar discussing strategic water planning, featuring Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell and CSU Professor Mazdak Arabi
    • 2016-04-27 Webinar (recorded): Integration between Source Water Planning and Municipal and Local PlanningWatch the recording of the April 27, 2016, webinar on the integration between source water planning and municipal/local planning, presented by John M. Duggan from the Colorado Department of Public Health, and Colleen Williams from the Colorado Rural Water Association
    • 2016-05-03 Webinar (recorded): Changes Coming to Overtime Exemption Regulations

      Watch the recorded webinar on changes in overtime exemption regulations as presented by S. Lorrie Ray, Esq., Mountain States Employers Council membership development director, on May 3, 2016.

    • 2017 State of Our Cities and Towns

      CML releases an annual report and survey details of the State of our Cities & Towns to create a picture of the health of the cities and towns in Colorado. 

    • 2017-10-25 Boards and Commissions Basics Video

      CML regularly presents our Boards & Commissions Basics Workshop, with presentations on the roles and responsibilities, how to avoid chaos at meetings, and conflicts of interest. This is a simple video recording of in-person workshop with slides interspersed for those who have been unable to attend or would like a refresher.

    • 2018 State of Our Cities and Towns

      CML releases an annual report and survey details of the State of our Cities & Towns to create a picture of the health of the cities and towns in Colorado. 

    • 2018-03-21 Effective Governance Workshop (Video of Workshop)CML regularly presents out Effective Governance Workshop, with presentations on the  role as a municipal official, governing board and staff relationships, how to work effectively with the media, public official liability, and open meetings. This is a simple video recording of in-person workshop with slides interspersed for those who have been unable to attend or would like a refresher.
    • CML Serves Colorado's Cities and Towns

      CML Deputy Director Kevin Bommer appears on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss how the Colorado Municipal League serves the state's cities and towns, as well as some of the challenges currently facing municipalities.

    • Muncipal Government as Employer

      Patrick Ibarra, The Mejorando Group, provides some information on succession planning in this video.

    • Municipalities & Water: A Background on Water in Colorado

      Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs provides a background on water in Colorado.

    • On Being an Elected Municipal Official: Grand Lake Mayor Judy Burke

      Grand Lake Mayor Judy Burke talks about serving your friends and neighbors as a municipal elected official, as well as the services the Colorado Municipal League provides to help municipal officials in their work.

    • On Being an Elected Municipal Official: La Junta Councilmember Michael MorenoLa Junta Councilmember Michael Moreno discusses serving as an elected official, and ways to involve youth in local government.
    • Public Relations PSAs

      Life is better with Colorado cities & towns.    TRAVEL  We may not think about it, but several of the services we rely on each day to get where we need to go — such as traffic safety, street maintenance, snow plowing, and transit — are provided by our town/city. The next time you are out for a spin, think about the hard working men and women who care for our town/city. Colorado cities and towns work for you. Watch the 60-second PSA and the 30-second PSA.  HOME  We may not think about it, but several of the services and resources we rely on to keep our homes safe and secure - such as clean water, code enforcement, trash and recycling collection - are provided by our town/city. The next time you take a stroll around your neighborhood, think about the hard working men and women who care for our community. Colorado cities and towns work for you. Watch the 60-second PSA and the 30-second PSA. In 2015, CML produced a 6-minute, 10-second PSA on water delivery to residents. SAFETY  We may not think about it, but several of the services we rely on to keep us safe — such as such as police, fire, and emergency response— are provided by our town/city. The next time you see a police car on patrol or hear a siren in the distance, think about the hard working men and women who care for our community. Colorado cities and towns work for you. Watch the 60-second PSA and the 30-second PSA. LIFESTYLE  We may not think about it, but several of the resources we rely on to keep us entertained, informed, and healthy — such as libraries, trails and open space, and cultural events — are provided by our town/city. The next time you check out a book or attend a lecture series, think about the hard working men and women who care for our community. Colorado cities and towns work for you. Watch the 60-second PSA and the 30-second PSA. VIBRANCY  We may not think about it, but our town/city works hard to keep our community thriving. The next time you see a new restaurant open its doors or tourists exploring, think about the hard working men and women who care for our community. Colorado cities and towns work for you. Watch the 60-second PSA and the 30-second PSA. COMMUNITY  You may not think about it, but people just like you manage our town/city. The next time you come up with that great idea to make our community better, consider running for office, volunteering to serve on a committee, or attending a committee meeting. And always remember to vote! Colorado cities & towns work for you — and now they need you to work for them. Watch the 60-second PSA and the 30-second PSA.    

    • Running for Municipal Office?

      CML Executive Director Sam Mamet explores some of the issues that those running for municipal office in Colorado should know about.

    • Statehouse Report Video

       

    • Take 5: About CML

      Colorado Municipal League Membership Services Manager Lisa White provides an overview of the broad range of services in advocacy, information, and training that the League provides for its municipal members.

    • Take 5: Aging Well Resource Center

      Municipalities can help residents prepare for our aging future (10,000 people are turning 65 each day) with a resource center in an existing hub with established partners.

    • Take 5: Basics of Being an Elected OfficialColorado Municipal League Executive Director Sam Mamet explores some of the basic information that newly elected municipal officials should know about their role in public service.
    • Take 5: Budget BasicsJarrod Biggs of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs reviews the basics of municipal budgets.
    • Take 5: Community Heart & Soul

      Learn about the Orton Family Foundation's programs and tools that engage diverse groups of residents in collaborative discussions and decision-making driven by what they love most about their town. 

    • Take 5: Drought

      Learn what drought is, how it affects Colorado, its impacts, what you can do, and what assistance is available for municipalities.

    • Take 5: Economic Development

      John Hall, Economic Development Council of Colorado president and Westminster economic development director, provides five or more tips on economic development in less than five minutes in this edition of Take 5.

    • Take 5: Fear of Falling

      Gregg Piburn of Leader's Edge Consulting offers Colorado municipal officials tips to succeed in leadership.

    • Take 5: Historic Preservation

      Learn five things or more about historic preservation in Colorado in five minutes or less in our most recent Take 5 featuring History Colorado Executive Director Steve Turner.

    • Take 5: Local Leaders in the Classroom

      Lessons on Local Government Curriculum Write Kent Willmann provides seven tips (in less than five minutes) on how to make your classroom visit a success.

    • Take 5: Main Street DevelopmentLearn a four-point approach to Main Street revitalization and about the Colorado Main Street program.
    • Take 5: Tips for the Newly Elected Municipal Official

      Council Springs Mayor Pro Tem Jan Martin provides five tips (in less than five minutes) for those newly elected to municipal office.

    • Take 5: Transportation Funding in Colorado

      Learn five things or more about transportation funding Colorado - in less than five minutes!

    • The Basics of Being A Municipal Official in Colorado

      Running for municipal office in Colorado? Watch this video and learn some of the basic things you will need to know.

    • Urban Renewal Authorities (URAs) in Colorado Municipalities

      Urban renewal authorities (URAs) are public-private partnerships that are often essential to accomplish urban redevelopment. Learn more about both the public and private role in this video, featuring redevelopment experts Greg Moran and Anne Ricker.

    • WaterNow Alliance: Transforming Urban Water Use

      WaterNow Alliance purpose is to catalyze a fundamental shift in urban water management, making sustainability the new normal.