2023-2024 Executive Board

Jessica SandgrenPresident: Jessica Sandgren, Thornton councilmember
Represents large population category; term expires June 2024

Jessica Sandgren is a Colorado native who has lived in Thornton for more than twenty years. She is a former K-12 science teacher and small business owner, and is currently employed with Lumen Technologies working on broadband expansion. Jessica has been a strong advocate for issues involving opioid addiction, training programs and resources for individuals coming out of jail, homelessness, and mental health, as well as ensuring health care services are available to children. She has worked hard to create and maintain strong partnerships throughout the region to invest in opportunities that increase options in housing affordability, transportation, and mobility. Jessica has always believed in supporting her community and serves on several non-profit boards and committees, including, Kids First Health Care, Maiker Housing Partners, the Colorado Attorney General’s Substance Abuse Trend & Response Task Force, Smart Commute, the Northglenn-Thornton Rotary Club, and the Thornton Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

Wynetta Massey 2023Vice-President: Wynetta Massey, Colorado Springs city attorney
Represents largest population category; term expires June 2024
Wynetta Massey has been a member of the Colorado Springs City Attorney’s Office since 1990 and was appointed City Attorney/Chief Legal Officer in 2014.  She holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri 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.  She chaired the CML BAM Committee as Secretary-Treasurer, served on the CML Policy Committee and chaired CML’s Amicus Committee and the Attorneys Section.  Wynetta also serves on the International Municipal Lawyers Association Board of Directors, is an IMLA Local Government Fellow, has contributed to IMLA’s Legal Advocacy Program, and is a 2022 recipient of the Epps Award for Longevity in Service to a Community.

Seth HoffmanSecretary/Treasurer: Seth Hoffman, Lone Tree city manager
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2024
Seth Hoffman was named City Manager for the City of Lone Tree on November 1, 2013. Hoffman has served in various roles for Lone Tree since 2005, including Deputy City Manager and Economic Development Director. During this time he conducted successful expansion, retention and relocation negotiations on a large number of high-profile projects, including Kaiser Permanente, Charles Schwab, Health One, and Cabela's. As City Manager, Hoffman is Lone Tree’s Chief Appointed Official and provides professional leadership for Lone Tree's Police, Finance, Economic Development, Administrative Services, Public Works, Arts Center and Community Development Departments, and facilitates the work of the City Council by implementing the all elements of City Council’s goals and policies. Prior to joining the City of Lone Tree, Hoffman also worked at the City of Grand Junction and in the private sector.

Dale HallImmediate Past President: Dale Hall, Greeley councilmember
Dale Hall is a lifelong Coloradoan and has lived in Greeley since the 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 upon his return home became a deputy sheriff with the Weld County Sheriff's Office. He has 30 years of experience in the financial advisory industry. He was elected to the office of Weld County commissioner where he also served as chair of the Colorado Counties Inc. Finance Committee, and served as a 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.

Barbara BynumBarbara Bynum, Montrose mayor
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2025
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.

Michelle Eddy Head ShotMichelle Eddy, Blue River town manager/clerk
Represents small population category; term expires June 2025
Michelle Eddy has served as Town Manager of Blue River for the last nine years.  Lack of funding and access to education is one of the biggest challenges faced by small statutory communities. In addition, small towns are often overlooked while decisions are being made at the State Legislature.  Her goal is to provide a voice and expand opportunities for small communities.

 


Carrie HartwellCarrie Hartwell, Julesburg clerk and treasurer
Represents small population category; term expires June 2024
Town of Julesburg clerk and treasurer, Carrie Hartwell was appointed to the Colorado Municipal League (CML) executive board to represent the small municipality category. Carrie becomes the first municipal clerk to serve on the CML board since 1981 and is the first-ever clerk-treasurer combination.

liz-hensleyLiz Hensley, Alamosa councilmember
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2025
Liz Hensley is originally from the San Francisco/Bay Area but has lived in the San Luis Valley for 20 years. Liz is a Professor of Business and the School of Business Chair/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; five grandchildren; and three dogs and three cats.

Jim Keehne

James (Jim) Keehne, Burlington city administrator
Represents small population category; term expires June 2025
Jim has served the Burlington community as City Administrator since 2017. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Police Administration and Sociology from Eastern Kentucky University, and Master’s degrees in Business and Public Administration from Northcentral University (National University). Jim has 23 years of professional law enforcement experience, with 7 years as Chief of Police in Gunnison, where he also was an associate professor at Western Colorado University. Jim is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Board member representing the Southwest Region, and recipient of CACP executive certification. After law enforcement, Jim and his family relocated in Delta County, where he served as CEO and managing partner of family business concerns for 12 years. During his time in Delta, he was a Law Enforcement Academy instructor and served on the Planning Commission for the Town of Cedaredge. In 2017, Jim returned to his true calling, serving local government in Burlington, where he is actively involved with water quality issues, land use regulations, organizational development, planning commission, economic development and continuing efforts to make Burlington a great place to live, grow and thrive.

Dave KerberDave Kerber, Greenwood Village mayor pro tem
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2025
Dave Kerber is a 43-year Colorado resident and has served his community and state for 25 years in a variety of roles. He has been the CML representative from Greenwood Village for a number of years and is currently the Chair of the CML Policy Committee. He is honored to serve on the CML Executive Board.

 

 

 

Lukeman HiromasaShannon Lukeman-Hiromasa, Northglenn mayor pro tem
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2024
Shannon Lukeman-Hiromasa is passionate about listening to all perspectives, finding solutions, and advocating to benefit our communities.  As an entrepreneur and small business owner for over 25 years, her experience and education have helped her serve Northglenn as a Council Member and now Mayor Pro Tem. She has worked to move forward initiatives like the Community Co-Production Policing Advisory Board, Speed Safety Zones, and a Winter Housing Program.  She also serves on committees regarding public safety, CML policy (alternate), legislation, business development, youth and seniors in Northglenn, the region and through NLC.

 

John Marriott

John Marriott, Arvada councilmember
Represents large population category; term expires June 2025
John Marriott was elected as the District 3 Councilmember in November 2013. In 2017, he was re-elected to that position. John’s involvement in the community includes sitting on the Arvada Gold Line Advisory Committee, the International Property Maintenance Code study group, the Ralston Corridor Study Group, and serving as the past Chairman of the Arvada Board of Adjustment, and the Wheat Ridge Business District. 

Additionally, Marriott is the current Chairman and Congressional District 7 Representative to the Colorado State Trail Committee. John and his family ski, snowboard, cycle, windsurf, paddleboard, ride dirt bikes, hunt, fish, hike, and take road trips around the western US. John's residency in Arvada began in 1970 when John was eight years old. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Colorado at Denver. Marriott owns Larson’s Ski and Sport at I-70 and Kipling Street. He is married to Angie Marriott and they have two children, Jack and Sarah. The family lives in the historic Kimbrough house in Olde Town Arvada.

Marsh-HolschenJames Marsh-Holschen, Broomfield councilmember
Represents large population category; term expires June 2024
Marsh-Holschen grew up in Spokane, Washington before attending law school in DC where he met his wife, who was born and raised in Broomfield. He holds a bachelors in political science and economics from Eastern Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. After graduation in 2013, his family proudly decided to make Broomfield their home. Marsh-Holschen possesses a professional background as a anti-money laundering analyst for a financial services corporation that contracts with financial institutions to monitor client accounts for fraud and money laundering. He lends his voice and expertise to shaping Broomfield's future through diverse roles on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Committee, and Board of Equalization. Additionally, he serves on CML's Policy Committee and with the Metro Area County Commissioners.

Joshua Rivero, Parker councilmember
Represents large population category; term expires June 2024
Rivero, owner of Fika Coffee House and Idyllwilde resident since 2006, brings a wealth of experience to the table. In addition to his current term, he previously served as a Parker Town Councilmember from 2012-2020. Rivero is actively involved in the community having also served as president of the Downtown Development Council, a precursor to Parker's Downtown Business Alliance. His passion for Parker shines through his commitment to preserving its traditions and ensuring its future prosperity.

 

Carol Saade HeadshotCarol Saade, Breckenridge councilmember
Represents small population category; term expires June 2025
Carol Saade believes in CML’s mission as an essential municipal advocacy organization. SHe is thoughtful about the membership’s diverse priorities, with the guiding principle of protecting local control and encouraging good governance
practices. Different types of communities within each category should be represented such as resort communities like with  tourism-driven economies, employing many. These communities are highly impacted by our proximity to the front range and uniquely situated to bridge interests of urban and rural communities. She is honored to advance the vision of empowered cities and towns united for a strong Colorado.

Sawyer Profile PictureAmanda Sawyer, Denver councilmember
Represents largest population category; term expires June 2025
Amanda Sawyer is a licensed Colorado attorney who also has her MBA and over a decade of experience in the private sector. She lives with her three teenaged daughters in East Denver. First elected to Denver City Council in 2019 and re-elected in 2023, Councilwoman Sawyer has earned a reputation as tough but fair. In addition to being the Chair of the Finance and Governance Committee, she has focused on transportation and mobility issues, led a first-of-its-kind gun buyback in Denver that took almost 1,000 unwanted weapons off the streets, co-sponsored historic civil and criminal wage theft legislation, and has worked closely with city agencies to enhance public safety.

danaDana Sherman, Brush mayor
Represents small population category; term expires June 2024
Dana has served on Brush City Council since 2018, serving as Mayor since January of 2022—50 years to the day after her Grandfather's second Mayoral  term ended. Additionally, Dana has served on the Finance Committee and Planning and Zoning Commission since 2018 as well. She has spent many years volunteering and serving the Brush Community on numerous boards and stays  actively involved in Lions and Rotary clubs. In 2018, Dana's community nominated her for a Municipal Hero Award. Dana holds a Bachelor's Degree from Colorado State University in Business Management. She works as  a Branch Manager for a Savings and Loan in Brush. Dana has three sons, a daughter and three grandchildren.

Katie SicklesKatie Sickles, Bayfield town manager
Represents small population category; term expires June 2024
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.

Anna StoutAnna Stout, Grand Junction council president/mayor
Represents large population category; term expires June 2025
Anna Stout is serving her second term on Grand Junction’s City Council and her second year as Mayor. She credits her success in public office in large part to the CML educational opportunities she has attended, including as a member of the Policy Committee for the past five years.
 
 Her life has revolved around service, from establishing a sister city in El Salvador 19 years ago, to working as a certified Spanish interpreter, to serving as CEO of Roice-Hurst Humane Society. She considers it an honor to continue her service at the state level for Colorado municipalities and is proud to serve CML as a member of the Executive Board.

Laura WeinbergLaura Weinberg, Golden mayor
Represents medium population category; term expires June 2024
Laura has served the Golden community since 2011 as a board member, city councilor, and now mayor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Brown University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Denver. Laura had a management career in technology for the financial services industry, and now, she and her husband are currently small business owners. She has spent years volunteering in the community for various organizations and represents Golden as an active member on local, regional, and national boards, such as the Metro Mayors Caucus and the National League of Cities' Human Development Committee. She and her husband, Mike, have 2 teenage daughters attending Golden High School.

Bob-DSC_3901-Crop  Robert "Bob" Widner, Centennial city attorney
  Represents large population category; term expires June 2025 
  Bob Widner is a founding partner of the Colorado local government law firm of Widner Juran LLP in Centennial, Colo. During his more than 32 years of representing local governments, Bob has served as the city, town, or county attorney for communities throughout Colorado and has served as the city attorney for Centennial, Colo., since 2004.

Bob is a recipient of the Marvin J. Glink Award, conferred upon the nation’s outstanding municipal attorney in private practice, and is one of fewer than 120 attorneys worldwide to be appointed as a Fellow with the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA). More about Bob can be found at www.lawwj.com.