CML offers cost-effective training year-round. Check out the training calendar!
See how Colorado municipalities are faring in today's economy.
CML has prepared a Municipal Candidates Guide.
For the first time ever, CML is offering a simple video recording on DVD of an in-person workshop, Effective Governance, with slides interspersed with the speakers.
Colorado Municipal Government: An Introduction now for sale! CML latest publication is a great overview for governing Colorado cities and towns, from roles and responsibilities to formal requirements and restrictions.
CML provides free campaign materials for municipalities to raise citizen awareness on the importance of municipal government. Ads can be placed in municipal newsletters or on municipal Web sites, in community newspapers, or as bill stuffers.
Download a free book on the basics for newly elected officials and watch these webinars cover the basics of conflict of interest, liability, and roles and responsibilities. The files are large and may take a while to stream, but the information is invaluable.
CML Update is a broadcast email sent out periodically by CML to members to keep you updated on state legislation, training events, and other resources of municipal interest. To sign up for CML Update, simply email Dia Lovato.
Each spring and fall, CML staff hits the road for a series of informal lunch meetings (spring) and dinner meetings (fall) statewide. These informative meetings are open to all CML members and give us an opportunity to visit you in your backyard to hear what your concerns and priority issues are. Keep an eye on the CML Newsletter or Web site under Training > Outreach for dates and other details on the meetings.
This annual conference draws nearly 1,000 attendees representing municipalities across the state, as well as key local government decision-makers and associate members of CML. Those attending can chose from more than 30 educational sessions over a three-day period and gain invaluable networking time with fellow municipal officials. The 90th CML Annual Conference will be held in Breckenridge, June 19-22, 2012.
As a municipal official, you will automatically receive a copy of the CML Newsletter, a biweekly publication that provides timely information, including updates on key issues and notification of upcoming training events. In addition, you also automatically receive a copy of the award-winning Colorado Municipalities magazine, a bimonthly journal that offers more in-depth coverage of topics of interest to municipal leaders across the state.
The annual State of Our Cities & Towns report provides information gathered from member cities and towns on municipal revenue sources, economic development efforts, energy efficiency projects, and more. The 15-minute video of the report can be aired on municipal government access channels.
CML offers a wide range of publications on municipal topics; however, three are of particular interest to the newly elected official: Modern Leadership for Municipal Elected Officials, Effective Meeting Procedures and Techniques, and Ethics: An Introduction for Municipal Officials. These three short and to-the-point handbooks provide essential information you need as an elected official.
CML’s 19-member Executive Board is your voice in the overall management and direction of CML. Board elections are held each June at the CML conference, and Board meetings occur on a monthly basis.
CML regularly offers professionally led workshops, conference sessions, webinars, and lunch & learns. Program descriptions, dates and registration information are featured in the CML Newsletter and on CML’s online training calendar.