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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE     

by Lisa DelPiccolo

Mark Your Calendars!

October 15-18 in Durango

Annual Conference Committee members met in Durango recently to tour the venues for the 2019 conference.  It was a productive, inspiring meeting that has me ready to plan my trip.  Below are my top 10 reasons why you should plan on being there.

10.  THE JOURNEY

To get to Durango, you’ll likely travel through some of the most scenic areas of the state.  I traveled Highway 550, Otto Mears’ Million Dollar Highway, over Red Mountain Pass.  Absolutely gorgeous.  I passed through the charming historic towns of Ouray and Silverton and watched for deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and moose along the way.  From the Front Range, Wolf Creek Pass is equally scenic. 

9.  THE DESTINATION

There’s only one way to say it, Durango is cool.  It’s lively and fun.  It’s historic and youthful, all at the same time.

8.  THE VENUE

The Double Tree Hilton is very nice.  Comfortable rooms, a restaurant and bar on site, shuttle service, a Starbucks nearby, and a warm cookie when you check in.  My room overlooked the Animas River, and the amazing river front trail.  The hotel is within walking distance of the downtown, restaurants, and the train depot.  I parked my car when I arrived and never needed it during my stay.

7.   THE DOWNTOWN

Prepare to shop and eat.  Lots of boutiques and restaurants and a trolley that will transport you around the downtown area. 

6.   THE RESTAURANTS

An abundance of unique restaurants and brew pubs.  Choose carefully.  It would be a herculean feat to try them all.

5.   THE HISTORY

I love historic hotels and museums.  Durango has both.  Make sure to visit The Strater Hotel.  You will be transported back in time.  The Durango Railroad Museum is loaded with old west artifacts, including a haunted train car.  Admission is free. 

4.  THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The Education Committee and award-winning Institute Director Kathie Novak are putting together interesting and valuable educational sessions to meet the needs of clerks with varying responsibilities.

3.  THE EXCURSIONS

I can’t reveal the details yet, but we have a Wednesday excursion planned that you won’t want to miss.  A cocktail reception is also in the planning states for Thursday.  Stay tuned.

2.  THE HOST CLERKS

Amy Phillips, Chris Vicari and Ben Florine are rolling out the red carpet to make sure you enjoy your visit their City.  They’ve arranged excellent speakers for the opening and closing sessions with ties to their corner of the state.

1.  THE NETWORKING 

What’s better than spending time with your fellow clerks?  We want you there with us!  Plus, we will have at least one special guest in attendance that you will want to meet.

See you in Durango!


Thank You

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

CMCA Board Meeting / Business Meeting

Friday, July 12, 11:30 a.m.

Regis University, Denver


Education Committee

Friday, July 12, 1:00 p.m.

Regis University


Annual Conference Committee

Friday, July 12, 2:00 p.m.

Regis University



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

Upcoming events

    • July 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • City of Yuma, 910 South Main Street, Yuma CO 80759
    Register

    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: Karma Wells, CMC, City Clerk/Treasurer

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

    Attendance and completion of assessment will earn 3 points toward IIMC certification


    • July 26, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Town of Cheyenne Wells, Town Hall, 151 West 1st, Cheyenne Wells CO 80810
    Register

    This session is all encompassing. You’ll learn all about the different types of liquor licenses and permits and the application process for each, including all necessary documentation to complete an application. The training will continue with coverage of some different “one-offs” including backdoor transfers done by corporate report of changes, donated alcohol for non-profits, contiguous modifications, transfers by order of court, and an overview of procedures for applications to be processed.

    Host City/Clerk: Town of Cheyenne Wells, Cindy Hoffman, Town Clerk/Town Treasurer

    Trainer: Robin Eaton, CMC, Deputy City Clerk, City of Wheat Ridge

    Points: 3 CMC



    • August 02, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Town of Rockvale, 154 Rockafellow Street, Rockvale CO 81244
    Register

    Description of PDO: Nuts and Bolts for a Municipal Clerk’s Office. You’ll be introduced to everything from the history of the Clerk, writing resolutions and ordinances, the agenda process, minutes, Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), Conflicts of Interest law, reading the State Statutes, and more!

    Host City/Clerk: Town of Rockvale, Connie Gjelsness, Town Clerk

    Trainer: Margy Greer, City Clerk, City of Lakewood

    Participation and completion of the assessment will ear 3 points toward your CMC



    • August 16, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Centennial Meeting Room, City of Montrose, 433 S. First Street, Montrose CO 81401
    Register

    Participants will learn the history of marijuana licensing in Colorado, the various marijuana license types, licensing steps, interest types, renewals, changes to and pending legislation.

    Host Clerk:  Lisa DelPiccolo, MMC, City Clerk, Montrose

    Trainer:  Laura Bauer, MMC, City Clerk, Commerce City

    • August 16, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • City of Boulder, Brenton Building, Conference Room 107-1st Floor, 1136 Alpine Avenue, Boulder CO 80304
    Register

    This session is all encompassing. You’ll learn all about the different types of liquor licenses and permits and the application process for each, including all necessary documentation to complete an application. The training will continue with coverage of some different “one-offs” including backdoor transfers done by corporate report of changes, donated alcohol for non-profits, contiguous modifications, transfers by order of court, and an overview of procedures for applications to be processed.

    SEATING IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS

    Host City/Clerk: City of Boulder, Kristen Teague, CMC, Licensing Operations Specialist III

    Trainers: Kristen Teague, CMC, Licensing Operations Specialist III, City of Boulder, AND Robin Eaton, CMC, Deputy City Clerk, City of Wheat Ridge

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


    • August 16, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Town of Westcliffe, Westcliffe Town Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe CO
    Register

    NEW DATE!  THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM JULY 26 TO AUGUST 16!

    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, UOCAVA, including initiative, referendum, and recall; protest hearings; signature verification, and working with Titles 31 and 1.

    Host City/Clerk: Town of Westcliffe, Kathy Reis, Town 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 certification




    • August 16, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • City of Arvada, Anne Campbell Room, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO 80002
    Register

    Nuts and Bolts for a Municipal Clerk’s Office. You’ll be introduced to everything from the history of the Clerk, writing resolutions and ordinances, the agenda process, minutes, Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), Conflicts of Interest law, reading the State Statutes, and more!

    Host City/Clerk: City of Arvada, Kristen Rush, City Clerk

    Trainer: Margy Greer, City Clerk, City of Lakewood

    Attendance and completion of assessment will earn 3 points toward your CMC

    • August 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wheatland Conference Center, 208 main Avenue, Flagler CO 80815
    Register

    Nuts and Bolts for a Municipal Clerk’s Office. You’ll be introduced to everything from the history of the Clerk, writing resolutions and ordinances, the agenda process, minutes, Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), Conflicts of Interest law, reading the State Statutes, and more!

    Host City/Clerk: Town of Flagler, Doris King, Town Clerk

    Trainer: Margy Greer, City Clerk, City of Lakewood

    Participation in this PDO and completion of the assessment will earn 3 points toward your CMC.

    • August 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • City of Canon City, City Hall, 128 Main Street (lower level), Canon City, CO 81212
    Register

    This session is geared towards clerks who've never run elections, haven't run an election in a while or who want a refresher. This class will discuss the basic requirements for running a candidate election, and will also touch on other types of elections.

    Host City/Clerk: City of Canon City, Cindy Foster Owens, 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 CMC.

    • August 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • City of Thornton - Thornton City Hall Training Room at 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton CO
    Register

    First half of the day, take a deep dive into the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA). Ever wonder which records shall be denied, may be denied, or aren’t even part of CORA? If so, this class is for you. Ever wonder how much you should be charging to fill a records request or how to release the records? If so, this class is for you. Learn how to fill open records requests with confidence, consistency, and in compliance with State law. Learn the difference between a records request and information request. Learn the Colorado State Statutes’ definitions of “public records”, “work product”, and much more.

    After lunch, there will be a Records Management Round-Table Discussion. Members of the CMCA Records Committee will be present to talk about everything Records related. Bring all of your issues, questions, tips and tricks to share.

    Host City/Clerk: City of Thornton, Kristen Rosenbaum, CMC, City Clerk


    Trainers: Kristen Rosenbaum, CMC, City Clerk, City of Thornton, and Barbara Setterlind, MMC, City Clerk, City of Centennial

    Attendance and completion of an assessment will earn 3 points toward IIMC certification

    • 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.

Past events

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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