CML maintains partnerships with several organizations in an effort to better serve our members. 

Alliance for InnovationThe Alliance for Innovation is a partnership of the Innovation Groups, the International City/County Management Association, and Arizona State University. An international nonprofit celebrating 30-years of sharing best practices, cutting-edge research, and thought-provoking information on topics of interest and impact on local governments. The Alliance is a network of local government professionals seeking innovation and governmental excellence. Membership consists of innovative organizations in 34 states and three Canadian provinces that are dedicated to making an impact on the communities they serve. Dr. James Svara, director of the Center on Urban Innovation at Arizona State University completed an analysis of the entire membership and concluded that 80 percent of Alliance members are above the average city in their adoption of innovative practices. At the heart of this relationship is the sharing of articles, webinars, workshops, presentations, and timely documents that serve the mutual interests of CML and Alliance members. Through League publications, members of CML will have access to research briefs and critical best practices developed by the Alliance for Innovation. For more information, contact Nijah Fudge

American FidelityIn today’s tough economic times, municipalities across the state are dealing with tight budgets, increasing complexities in relation to Affordable Care Act requirements, and growing demands for ways to help employees become more active participants in the overall process. American Fidelity Assurance Company's services and benefits have been instrumental in helping municipalities across the state and nationwide save administrative time, manage costs, and support overall employee benefit programs. They specialize in assisting municipalities through a variety of Expense Management Services and Benefits, such as Section 125 Administrative Services, Dependent Verification Reviews, Flexible Spending Account Services, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, and much more. For more information, contact Gabor Z. Siklosi, western region government markets manager, at 720-253-2914 or via email

CIRSACIRSA has been trusted to keep Colorado communities safe for more than 30 years. As opposed to commercial carriers that work across multiple states and industries, CIRSA has intimate knowledge and experience with the risks and challenges faced by municipalities across the state. And, it has developed a wide range of solutions to deliver what municipalities need to successfully manage risk and keep employees safe. As part of CIRSA’s membership community, members receive so much more than standard insurance coverage - they have access to a comprehensive package of risk management resources including a growing line of free, on-site and web-based training programs, complimentary liability consultation, outstanding coverages, and reliable customer service. Contact CIRSA to learn more about how it is protecting Colorado, 303-757-5475 

CEBTCML is a proud partner with Colorado Employer Benefit Trust, a nonprofit multiple employer trust for public institutions providing employee benefits. Since 1980, CEBT has grown to approximately 17,000 employees and more than 200 participating groups, with funds approaching $165,000,000 in premium deposits. CEBT spreads the risk of adverse claims over a larger base of members and reduces administrative costs. Since the pool is self-insured, the participating groups have been able to benefit from positive overall claims experience and low administrative costs. In fact, the Colorado Employer Benefit Trust consistently has outperformed the market for rate increases. Sixty-four municipalities currently participate in CEBT, with employees ranging from two employees to 200. CEBT's presence throughout the state and coverage of all markets, including smaller and rural communities, is a valuable alternative and possible cost-saving solution for CML members. For more information, contact Jim Hermann, senior vice president, by email or at 303-803-9105 or 800-332-1168.

DCIDowntown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is a nonprofit, membership association committed to building better communities by providing assistance to Colorado downtowns, commercial districts and town centers. DCI currently has approximately 150 dues-paying members representing downtown organizations, local governments, development and improvement districts, consultants, individuals and others involved in downtown and community development. DCI provides four core services to organizations and individuals engaged in downtown and commercial district development throughout the state of Colorado: technical assistance, education, advocacy, and program participation.  


EDCCThe Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to successful, responsible economic development. EDCC professionally represents the collective economic development interests of both the private and public sectors. Its mission is to strategically retain, expand, and attract primary employers. EDCC is committed to an equitable, balanced, public-private partnership and growing the economic climate of Colorado to the mutual benefit of employees, employers, governments, and citizens.


History ColoradoHistory Colorado is a proud partner of CML, serving Colorado communities statewide. Established in 1879, History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. History Colorado serves as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. History Colorado serves as Colorado's State Historic Preservation Office and, through the State Historical Fund historic preservation grants program, History Colorado has awarded millions in competitive grants to all 64 counties across Colorado, resulting in a more than $1.5 billion impact on Colorado’s economy. Visit or call 303-HISTORY for more information.

Housing ColoradoHousing Colorado is a statewide, multi-sector membership association of more than 3,000 housing professionals representing the industry’s diverse interest groups. The organization is recognized throughout Colorado as a valuable resource on affordable housing, providing important information, education, advocacy, and networking services. Housing Colorado works to shift public perception and policy environment, while simultaneously providing practitioners with the tools and knowledge to meet the challenges of affordable housing. This strategic approach allows Housing Colorado to heighten its impact on affordable housing issues throughout the state, helping support its vision to ensure every Coloradan has a decent, safe, and affordable home within a healthy and sustainable community.

LiveWell ColoradoLiveWell Colorado is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living. In addition to educating and inspiring people to make healthy choices, it focuses on policy, environmental, and lifestyle changes that remove barriers and increase access to healthy behaviors. Working in partnership with obesity prevention initiatives across the state, LiveWell Colorado aims to provide every person in Colorado with access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in the places they live, work, learn, and play, CML and LiveWell Colorado have partnered to launch the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Cities and Towns Campaign. The HEAL campaign is aimed at helping municipalities increase access to healthy foods and active living through no- and low-cost policy changes. CML and LiveWell Colorado believe that mayors, city/town councilmembers, and city/town managers are uniquely positioned to help stem obesity in Colorado by considering healthy living when making policy decisions. In October 2017, CML produced a special report on the benefits of the campaign for our members. For more information, contact Gabriel Guillaume

Employers CouncilEmployers Council is a nonprofit membership organization that partners with public and private sector employers to maintain effective employer-employee relationships. For those with fewer than 10 employees, the small employer membership allows you to receive levels of service from the Employers Council at a substantially reduced membership fee. For more information about membership, contact Lorrie Ray at 303-839-5177 or 800-884-1328.


Red Rocks Community CollegeThe mission of the Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program is to train physician assistants to provide primary care to the medically underserved. Physician Assistants provide a full range of medical care under the supervision of a licensed physician. The Red Rocks PA program trains PAs to work as part of a physician-PA team. There is a growing concern about the increasing shortage of primary care providers in rural Colorado. In response to the projected shortage, the Red Rocks PA Program was selected to receive a $300,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. Building Rural Colorado’s Primary Care Workforce: a multidimensional approach is a collaborative effort between Red Rocks Community College, Colorado Counties Incorporated, Colorado Municipal League, and the Special District Association of Colorado, who together make up the Colorado Collaboration for Rural Healthcare Access (CCRHA). CCRHA was formed in response to the existing and projected shortages of primary care providers in Colorado, felt acutely in rural areas. CCRHA will work with Colorado Rural Health Center, Colorado Community Healthcare Network, and Colorado Area Health Education Centers. For more information contact Erika Iverson, project coordinator.