robert-widner President: Robert "Bob" Widner, Centennial city attorney
Represents large population category; term expires June 2021
Robert (Bob) Widner’s legal career has been dedicated to the representation of Colorado local governments. His law firm founded in 2004, Widner Juran LLP, continues that tradition through the representation of a wide variety of Colorado local governments. Bob was appointed as city attorney for the City of Centennial in 2004 and continues to serve in that capacity today. Prior to 2004, Bob was a partner with the Public Law Department of the large Denver law firm of Gorsuch Kirgis LLP, where he served as the city, town, or county attorney for communities such as Cherry Hills Village, Lyons, Park County, and Hot Sulfur Springs. A 1989 graduate of the University of Kansas Law School, Bob holds a master’s degree in urban & regional planning from the University of Colorado. He serves as an adjunct professor of law with the University of Colorado Law School.

 

Meyer_Kathi 2018 Vice President: Kathi Meyer, Steamboat Springs council president pro tem
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2022
Kathi Meyer first served on the Steamboat Springs City Council in 2015 (at-large) before being reelected in November 2017 to the four-year District II seat. Prior to her work on council, she served two terms on the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission. She spent 25 years in the banking and financial management field working for employers such as Colorado National Bank (US Bank), GE Capital, and Southern California Savings. She is also the past president of the Board of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority, having been on that board since its inception in 2004, and has served as treasurer and president of the Regional Affordable Living Foundation, volunteered with the Yampa Valley Medical Center, was a trustee for the Leukemia Society of America and the past president of Routt County Habitat for Humanity. 

 

Councilmember Dale HallSecretary/Treasurer: Dale Hall, Greeley mayor pro tem 
Represents large population category; term expires June 2021 
Dale Hall is a Colorado native, who has lived in Greeley since 7th grade. He is married to Susie and has one daughter, Kimberly. He and his wife own and operate a property management company in Greeley, with more than 30 years of property management experience. Dale served in the Army during the Vietnam War and came back home and became a deputy sheriff with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. He has 30 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry. He was elected to the office of Weld County commissioner, where he also served as chair of Colorado Counties Inc. Finance Committee, and Colorado State Representative in District 48, where he served on the Joint Budget Committee. Dale has served on numerous community organizations, including the Greeley Housing Authority, Greeley/Weld Airport Authority, Colorado Aeronautical Board, and the Greeley Planning Commission.

 

liz-hensleyImmediate Past President: Liz Hensley, Alamosa councilmember
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2021
Liz Hensley is originally from the San Francisco/Bay Area but has lived in the San Luis Valley for 20 years. Liz is an associate professor of marketing and the MBA director at Adams State University. She is passionate about her students and her community and has found her true calling. She loves being a part of Adams State, Alamosa, and the San Luis Valley. She graduated with her PhD in organization and management from Capella University and her MBA from Arizona State University. Liz currently serves on the Golf Board, Marketing Board, and San Luis Valley Housing Coalition, and is a member of Kiwanis International. Liz and her husband Lynn have four adult children, Erin, Sammie, Chelsie, and Alan; two granddaughters, Marlie and Luxei; and four dogs and a cat.

 

larry-atencioLarry Atencio, Pueblo council vice president
Represents large population category; term expires June 2022
Larry Atencio is a councilmember for the City of Pueblo, serving the District he grew up in and has lived in since he was five years old. Graduating from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 1970 with a B.S. degree in industrial engineering technology, Larry was immediately drafted into the U.S. Army serving with the 82nd Airbourne Division. After the Army, he worked with the Pueblo City-County Health Department as a health inspector, when he went on to get a master's degree in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado. While serving on the Pueblo City Council from 2007 to 2011, Larry was very proud to serve on the CML Executive Board in 2010, and is glad to serve on the board during his second stint on council.

 

Rick BainRick Bain, Brush mayor
Represents small population category; term expires June 2022
Rick Bain has been married to his high school sweetheart for 46 years. After graduating high school, he was offered a job with Xcel Energy in 1973. When the Pawnee Power Plant was built in Brush, he and his wife Marguerite decided to transfer in order to move to a smaller community and raise their two children. Rick worked for Xcel Energy as a Control Room Specialist in the Operations Department. He retired in 2012 with 39 years of service. In 2014, he was elected to the Brush City Council to a 4 year term. He ran for Mayor following that term and was elected in 2018 to a 4 year term as Mayor. 


 

kendra-blackKendra Black, Denver councilmember
Represents largest population category; term expires June 2021
Kendra Black took office as the councilmember in 2015. She is a proud Denver native and graduate of the University of Colorado. Kendra has been actively involved for more than two decades, successfully advocating for schools, students, neighborhoods, and parks. Her professional experience includes work in nonprofits, education, and community outreach. She also serves on a variety of other boards, ranging from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District to Denver South Economic Development Partnership, Transportation Solutions to Governors’ Residence Preservation Fund, CU Denver-National History Day in Colorado to High Line Canal Conservancy. 

 

Cathie BrunnickCathie Brunnick, Lone Tree mayor pro tem
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2021 
Cathie Brunnick was elected to the Lone Tree City Council in May 2016 and was appointed as the mayor pro tem in May 2018. She was the co-founder and COO of Patheos.com and has spent more than 25 years as a COO or senior sales executive for software and technology companies both in Colorado and throughout the United States. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of the Pacific. She has also held executive director positions for several nonprofits and is an active fundraiser for organizations with an emphasis in freedom of speech, education, human rights, and the promotion of arts and culture.

 

Barbara BynumBarbara Bynum, Montrose mayor
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2021 
Barbara Bynum has lived in Colorado for over 25 years, where she is a community organizer and volunteer. For the last decade, she has served her community as an elected official.  She currently sits on the Montrose City Council having been appointed to fill a vacancy and then winning a subsequent re-election campaign. Barbara was twice elected to the Montrose Recreation District board of directors where she served as board president and led a successful campaign to fund a new $28M community recreation center.  Her first elected position was an appointment to the Montrose County School’s board of directors. In addition to serving her local community through elected positions, she has volunteered her time on numerous nonprofit boards. At the state level, she served four years as a commissioner of the Colorado State Land Board.

 

Greg CatonGreg Caton, Grand Junction city manager
Represents large population category; term expires June 2021
Greg Caton is a native Coloradan who joined the City of Grand Junction in June 2016. He came to Grand Junction from Oro Valley, Arizona, a community outside Tucson, where he had been serving as the town manager. Prior to joining the Town of Oro Valley, Mr. Caton served eight years as assistant city manager for the City of Durango, Colorado. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Mr. Caton has received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA (International City/County Management Association), which is the premier municipal government leadership and management organization. 

 

Sharon CraigSharon Craig, Ignacio trustee
Represents small population category; term expires June 2022
Sharon Craig joined the Executive Board in September 2019. She has served as a an Ignacio Trustee since April 2018. Sharon also serves as the Vice President of the Ignacio Chamber Board and as the Town of Ignacio representative on the La Plata Economic Development Alliance.

 

Leah DozemanLeah Dozeman, Wheat Ridge councilmember
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2021
Leah Dozeman is a native of Colorado and lifelong resident of Wheat Ridge. She is raising her two sons in her childhood home, works at Lutheran Medical Center, and takes kickboxing at a local martial arts school. Wheat Ridge’s motto of “Deep Roots, Short Commutes” rings true in every aspect of her life. Leah’s fascination with policy and government began in high school debate where she competed in several state tournaments and went to Nationals in Congress. Leah graduated with honors from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a B.A. in Political Science. She is a member of many Wheat Ridge organizations and serves on the Carnation Festival Board as Parade Chair. Leah is passionate about education and has served in various officer positions on the PTA at her son’s elementary school for the last four years.


AJ EuckertA. J. Euckert, Dacono city manager
Represents small population category; term expires June 2021
A.J. moved to Colorado from Ohio. He was an intern at the  City of Dacono  in one of the first cohorts of the Best and Brightest Program while taking Master’s classes at CU Denver. He has been with the city since then as the Assistant City Manager, Interim City Manager (twice), and City Manager since 2012. A.J. has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a member of the CML Policy Committee and has participated on the CML Research Committee. He is also a member of the Colorado City & County Management Association (CCCMA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).


 

Wynetta MasseyWynetta Massey, Colorado Springs city attorney
Represents largest population category; term expires June 2022
Wynetta Massey, a native of Independence, Missouri, has been a member of the Colorado Springs City Attorney’s Office since 1990, and was appointed as the city’s city attorney and chief legal officer in 2014. She holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia in speech communication (with honors) and political science, and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1989. Wynetta is a national speaker on a variety of municipal law topics, including ethics, land use, marijuana regulation, and the council-mayor form of government.  Prior to her appointment to the CML Board, Wynetta was the chair of the CML Amicus Committee, and the Chair of the Attorneys Section. She also serves on the International Municipal Lawyers Association Board of Directors, and is recognized as an IMLA Local Government Fellow, a specialist in the field of local government law.


Christian MorganChristian Morgan, Kersey town manager
Represents small population category; term expires June 2021
Christian Morgan is a Colorado native with 25 years of service to local governments. After serving several years on advisory boards with the Town of Windsor, he was elected to the Windsor Town Board. He served 20 years in Colorado law enforcement, retiring in 2016 to accept a position as the town manager for the Town of Kersey. Christian graduated with a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver and considers himself a lifelong learner committed to government excellence. He is married with four grown children, three of whom serve active duty within the United States Armed Forces.

 

Andrea Samson

Andrea Samson, Loveland councilmember
Represents large population category; term expires June 2022
Colorado Native and Loveland Councilmember Andrea Samson has lived in Loveland for eight years and served Loveland’s Ward 2 since December 2019. Andrea is a mother of two little girls, one of whom has special needs, and advocates for families and parents of children with special needs. She is an intellectual property paralegal, a parent CNA, and has been an advocate for ending homelessness, better supporting people with disabilities, abolishing systemic racism, and assisting and growing small businesses. She is a small business owner herself, and as part of COVID response for Loveland, she created a micro-grant program which granted funds during the shutdown to over 130 locally-owned businesses. Andrea values collaboration and has implemented monthly town-halls, to which she invites all city council members and citizens, to ensure her constituents are always heard and represented. Andrea joined CML to better represent Loveland at the state level and to support municipal rights and engage in the legislative process as a champion for Loveland and municipalities.

 

 

Jessica Sandgren

Jessica Sandgren, Thornton mayor pro tem
Represents large population category; term expires June 2022

Jessica Sandgren is a Colorado native, who has lived in Thornton since 2003 with her husband and two daughters. She is a K-12 licensed science teacher and has been teaching since 2007. She has been awarded numerous Science and STEM related grants for her students, and is passionate about educating kids. She is a community advocate who works to help combat opioid addiction. She serves on the Board of Directors for Kids First Health Care, volunteers for Communities that Care and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, and is a certified first responder with Youth Mental Health First Aid. Jessica is also a member of the Northglenn/Thornton Rotary Club and she and her husband are both graduates and alumni of the Thornton Citizen’s Police Academy.

 

Katie SicklesKatie Sickles, Bayfield town manager
Represents small population category; term expires June 2022
Katie Sickles started her career in private business including cosmetologist, orchardist, apple shed manager, aggregate operator and contractor.  After her interest in government was sparked, Katie was selected as the Outstanding Western Slope Student from the Graduate School of Public Affairs completing her Masters in Public Administration degree. Her MPA capstone project creating an Ambulance District Service Plan was her first experience with a successful election. After receiving her MPA, she was the GIS Coordinator for Delta County for eight years, Cedaredge Town Administrator for twelve years, Ouray City Administrator and Grand Lake Interim Town Manager for a brief period. Currently Katie is the Town of Bayfield Town Manager. Katie’s children are grown with grandchildren from North Carolina to Hawaii and one in Durango.  

 

 

Russell Stewart

Russell Stewart, Cherry Hills Village mayor
Represents small population category; term expires June 2021
Russell is a Colorado native and graduate of Littleton High School, The Colorado College, and the University of Michigan.  After law school he worked as a law clerk for United States District Judge Richard P. Matsch in Denver.  Russell recently retired as litigation partner with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, where he tried and argued many cases in state and federal courts involving land use, contract, and product liability disputes.  He is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He serves on the Arapahoe County Open Space and Trail Advisory Board, the Boy Scouts of America Denver Council, and enjoys judging high school and college mock trial competitions.  Growing up he was a 4-H junior leader and showed livestock in county and state fairs.  Russell and his wife Mary Laird have two college-aged boys, Russell Jr. and Henry.

 

Darrin Tangeman_webDarrin Tangeman, Woodland Park city manager
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2022
Darrin Tangeman has served as the city manager for the City of Woodland Park since September 2018. He came to Woodland Park after serving more than three years as district manager with the community of Pueblo West, Colorado. Prior to serving in city management, Darrin retired from the United States Army Special Forces (Green Beret) after completing a 22 year military career, where he served in counterterrorism, diplomatic, and security assistance operations in Europe, Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq working with national and local government officials and civil society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, and a master’s degree in Public Policy Analysis (Defense Analysis) from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Tangeman has received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA (International City/County Management Association) and has earned a certificate from the Senior Executive State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

 

charlie willmanCharles (Charlie) Willman, Glenwood Springs councilmember
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2022
Charlie Willman has been practicing law since his graduation for the University of Denver School of Law in 1975. His practice now involves complex civil and family law litigation, small business representation and elder law. Charlie was the first municipal judge of a court of record in Glenwood Springs then became its City Attorney for four years. Charlie recently retired as head coach of Glenwood Springs High School Mock Trial team where his teams won a record seven state championships. He now serves on the Colorado Bar Association’s Mock Trial Committee. Charlie served as chair of Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority for six years, then joined the City’s Financial Advisory Board and Transportation Commission. Charlie was elected to serve on Glenwood Springs’ City Council in April of 2019.