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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE     

by Lisa DelPiccolo

THE BENEFITS OF SERVING ON A BOARD

If I had my way, every CMCA member would have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors and eventually serve as president.  Listed below are a few of the benefits I have experienced.

A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE

All of us have experienced the clerk side of local government.  To be an elected representative is altogether different.  Every clerk should experience this perspective.  Constituents must be heard.  Not all of them are happy and supportive, but I quickly realized that dissenting viewpoints have merit and provide insight for a better process or decision.  Every clerk should also have the opportunity to run a board meeting.  It's not as easy as it looks, but it is kind of fun.  

TEAMWORK

I am grateful to work with a truly excellent board during my year as president.  Every person contributes.  At the same time, this is not rubber stamp group.  They ask questions and want details before making decisions.  And yet, they are my support system.  We also have excellent committee chairs, a fantastic Education Committee, and an award-winning institute director.  Another thing I learned early in my term is that this is not a one-person job.

NETWORKING ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL

It's amazing how you bond with the clerks that attend the CMCA Institute with you.  By attending the Institute and Masters Academy this year, as well as the IIMC and CML conferences, I had the opportunity to connect with clerks at all levels.  It has been an absolute pleasure.  During my term, I also worked with CML and LED officials and connected with IIMC Region VIII representative Lisa Garcia and IIMC President Lana McPherson. 

PERSONAL GROWTH

To say that serving as president is outside of my comfort zone is an understatement.  Fortunately, there wasn't much time to dwell on it.  Not many of us really enjoy public speaking, but it gets easier the more you do it.  I had to make a few difficult decisions.  I learned how important it is to really listen to people and how to work with a variety of personalities. 

NEW EXPERIENCES

I was told by former CMCA presidents that this would be an incredibly fast year, and they were right.  I never pictured myself involved in planning the Annual Conference, but one of duties of the president is to chair the Annual Conference Committee.  Thanks to an awesome committee and conference planner, it's been a rewarding experience.  Without a doubt, though, the highlights of this year have been carrying the Colorado Flag during the IIMC Conference opening ceremony and congratulating each Institute attendee during the closing luncheon.

GIVE IT A TRY!

I'm not saying every day is bliss, and it is a significant time commitment.  But the rewards are great.           


Thank You

A special thanks to our 2019 annual conference sponsors, click on their logo to be taken to their website. Take a few minutes and visit their sites, thanks!

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There are three positions that are available on the upcoming ballot:  ·  Vice President – 3 year term serving as Vice President, President and then Past President                                                                          ·  Treasurer – 2 year term                                                                      ·  Director – 2 year term

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

Annual Conference Committee

August 22, 1:00 p.m.

Conference Call


CMCA Executive Board Planning Retreat

September 5-6

Gunnison


hello colorado! town/city halls and other landmarks from across our great state

Upcoming events

    • September 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Host City/Clerk: City of Steamboat Springs, Julie Franklin, City Clerk
    Register

    Description of PDO: This session is geared toward clerks with some election administration experience. Providing knowledge beyond the basic election class, this class will delve more completely into FCPA; petitions, including initiative, referendum, and recall; protest hearings; working with Titles 31 and 1.

    Host City/Clerk: City of Steamboat Springs, Julie Franklin, City Clerk

    Trainer: Karen Goldman, MMC, Former City Clerk and CML Clerks Advisory Program

    Attendance and completion of the assessment will earn 3 points toward your MMC.

    • October 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Doubletree by Hilton Durango
    Register

     Pre-Conference Athenian Leadership Dialogue: Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69

    Facilitated by Margy Greer and Susan Ortiz

    Image result for summary Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

    Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

    The U.S. government pitted two companies—the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads—against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.


    • October 16, 2019
    • October 18, 2019
    • The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Durango
    Register

    All Aboard!  Full Steam Ahead!


    Register today for the 2019 CMCA Annual Conference!  

    This years conference will take place October 16-18, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Durango.  More information on the sessions will  be posted on the 2019 Annual Conference page.

    Special Notes:

    • We are chartering a bus from the front range to Durango!  The bus will pick up from locations in Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. The cost is only $150 per person - which is less than mileage, and a WHOLE LOT MORE FUN!!  We need at least 25 riders. Travel to Durango on Monday, and back to the front range after the conference on Friday.  If we are not able to get this minimum, we will cancel it and refund your fee.
    •  Don't miss the special event on Wednesday, which will include a ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and a dinner in the scenic Animas Valley. After boarding the train, members will ride through town, across the river, and up the valley to the River Bend Ranch to enjoy a catered dinner with views of the striking red cliffs surrounding the valley. After dinner, the train will take us back through town to the depot, where you can explore the museum and train yard before walking back to the hotel.  Guest are welcome, and you can purchase extra guest tickets during registration.

    HOTEL INFORMATION:
    CMCA has reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree for the rate of $105 (plus taxes and fees) per night.  Reservations can be made online here.

Past events

August 23, 2019 PDO: CORA and Records Management Round-Table Discussion
August 23, 2019 PDO: Elections – Basics and FCPA
August 23, 2019 PDO: Fundamentals & Practicalities
August 23, 2019 PDO: Marijuana Licensing in Colorado
August 16, 2019 PDO: Beyond Election Basics
August 16, 2019 PDO: Fundamentals & Practicalities
August 16, 2019 PDO: From Basic Liquor License Types to Backdoor Transfers
August 02, 2019 PDO: Fundamentals & Practicalities
July 26, 2019 PDO: From Basic Liquor License Types to Backdoor Transfers
July 19, 2019 PDO: Elections – Beyond Basics
July 12, 2019 Institute Graduation Tickets - Additional
July 11, 2019 Tickets to "Murder at Forbidden Cavern"
July 07, 2019 2019 Colorado Municipal Clerks Institute
July 06, 2019 PDO: Fundamentals & Practicalities
June 21, 2019 PDO: Marijuana Licensing in Colorado
June 21, 2019 2019 Summer Masters Academy
June 14, 2019 PDO: Fundamentals & Practicalities
June 07, 2019 PDO: : ½ day Liquor Training 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Basic to Advanced AND ½ DAY - 12:30-3:30 p.m. How to Develop a Records Management Program – Records Inventories (NEW for 2019!)
May 17, 2019 PDO: Fundamentals & Practicalities
May 17, 2019 PDO: Beyond Election Basics
May 10, 2019 PDO: Beyond Election Basics
May 10, 2019 PDO: How to Develop a Records Management Program – Records Inventories (NEW for 2019!) Basic Records Management: 2 hours / Records Inventories and management plan creation 2 hours
May 03, 2019 ALD: The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
April 26, 2019 PDO: From Basic Liquor License Types to Backdoor Transfers
April 12, 2019 PDO: Marijuana Licensing in Colorado
March 22, 2019 Train the Trainer
March 14, 2019 Liquor Lunch and Learn
October 16, 2018 CMCA Athenian Dialogue
October 16, 2018 2018 CMCA Annual Conference
September 21, 2018 CMCA Athenian Leadership Dialogue
September 13, 2018 PDO: Meet and Greet with the State Archivist and Tour of State Archives #2
August 24, 2018 PDO: Liquor Apps Dirty Dozen Mistakes
August 24, 2018 PDO: Records Management- Moving Toward Electronic Records Management - Scanning and Tossing of Paper Records
August 17, 2018 PDO: Elections
August 17, 2018 PDO: Marijuana Licensing: "Getting in the weeds!"
August 03, 2018 The Super Savvy Liquor Clerk
July 13, 2018 Institute Graduation Luncheon Tickets
July 12, 2018 Guest Tickets for Institute "Murder at the Tiki Bar"
July 08, 2018 2018 Colorado Municipal Clerks Institute
July 07, 2018 Pre-Institute PDO: Fundamentals and Practicalities
June 22, 2018 PDO: Basic Liquor
June 22, 2018 2018 Summer Masters Academy
May 18, 2018 PDO: Fundamentals and Practicalities (formerly known as Nuts and Bolts)
May 11, 2018 PDO: Records Management- Moving Toward Electronic Records Management - Scanning and Tossing of Paper Records
May 10, 2018 PDO: Meet and Greet with the State Archivist and Tour of State Archives
May 04, 2018 PDO: Fundamentals and Practicalities (formerly known as Nuts and Bolts)
April 24, 2018 ARMA: Records & Information Management Spring Seminar
April 20, 2018 CMCA Athenian Leadership Dialogue
April 18, 2018 PDO: Marijuana Licensing: "Getting into the Weeds"
March 14, 2018 CML Webinar: Canvassing and Final Election Questions
March 13, 2018 Wyoming ARMA Spring Seminar
February 09, 2018 CMCA Athenian Leadership Dialogue
January 19, 2018 2018 Transition and Board Meeting
January 18, 2018 2018 Education Committee Meeting

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