CML Executive Director Kevin Bommer and CIRSA Executive Director Tami Tanoue are partnering together to provide insight into key leadership challenges municipal elected officials face. Topics to be discussed during this two-part series include high-level personnel issues, open meetings/open records, ethics, and other issues.
Ethics, liability, and best practices for newly elected officials by Tami Tanoue, CIRSA executive director
Open meetings by Wynetta Massey, CML executive board member and Colorado Springs city attorney
The basics of parliamentary procedure (Bob's Rules) by Bob Widner, CML executive board vice president and Centennial city attorney
After registering, you will receive the link to the session. Completing the assessment will afterwards will earn 1.5 points toward your CMC.
Continuing the CIRSA and CML partnership to provide insight into key leadership challenges municipal elected officials might face, this final webinar series for the Effective Governance workshop will cover topics related to budgets, social media, and staff and council relationships. This session is valuable for clerks in assisting their Boards and Councils.
Topics and presenters:
Staff/council relations: Ty Coleman, Alamosa mayor and Heather Brooks, Alamosa city manager
Using social media to boost citizen engagement: by Kelli Narde, Littleton director of communications and marketing
Budgeting basics: by Chris Lindsey, Westminster policy and budget manager and Anita Seitz, Westminster mayor pro tem
Learn how converged and intelligent infrastructure are key to transforming your cities and your entire urban fabric. Gain a crystal-clear understanding of how progressive communities are aligning efforts across multiple priorities to reduce costs, enable economic development and create the foundation to support these radical changes. We will be facing the “4th Industrial Revolution” as we deal with a confluence of technologies that will fundamentally change our world’s infrastructure. Come for a glimpse of the future, and leave with an understanding of the steps you must take to position your city for the impact of these exciting new technologies.
At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:
Identify converging, merging and EMERGING technologies and discover how to re purpose your utility systems and transportation infrastructure systems to “Future-Proof” your city.
Attending the Webinar and completing the assessment will earn .5 points toward your CMC or MMC.
This free session will serve as an orientation to the CMCA Virtual Institute. We will address the logistics of Institute, process for IIMC certification, and answer our questions. Join us!
This session was recorded. Upon registration, you will have access to the recording.
This session is a keynote and is eligible for both CMC and MMC credit. All years of Institute are encouraged to attend! This session will be recorded and will be available on demand.
The Covid-19 pandemic and unrest in America has created a topsy-turvy environment. Individual emotions range from calm and steady to fear and anger. At times, local government employees receive the undeserved brunt of this public anger. In situations such as this leadership is critical. Unfortunately, many government employees and officials have never been trained on how to lead in a time of crisis.
Author, speaker, and teacher John Maxwell defines a crisis as “an intense time of difficulty requiring a decision that will be a turning point.” Drawing on information from Maxwell’s course, Leading Through Crisis, this two-hour class will discuss the following topics
Questions will be presented to the group throughout the presentation in order to learn from the experience of others. Participants will also learn practical ways to maneuver through times of difficulty and adversity.
Completion of the assessment is needed to get credit toward your CMC/MMC.
Suggested for first and Second Year Students, and anyone who is interested.
The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with an understanding of the various license types available and guidance on the application process. Upon completion of the program, participants should have the ability to implement local processes that are efficient and serve the needs of both the applicant and organization.
This topic will be presented in two parts. Please register for all two parts.
This session will be recorded and will be available "on demand." To have this added to your transcript, you must successfully complete the assessment.
The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with an understanding of the various license types available and guidance on the application process. This session will have several guest speakers from the Marijuana Enforcement Division sharing their licensing and enforcement processes. As well, guest speaker from City of Fort Collins Police Marijuana Enforcement sharing the local side of inspections and information about non-licensed business and the collaboration with multiple city departments and collaboration efforts with the Marijuana Enforcement Division.
Upon completion of the program, participants should have the ability to implement local processes that are efficient and serve the needs of both the applicant and organization.
Suggested for Second and Third Year Students
This session will discuss processes surrounding recruitment; summaries for individual boards and commissions; attendance policies; notices; and best practices for volunteer and advisory boards and commissions.
Suggested for First and Second Year Students
The clerk’s office often is asked to do things outside of liquor, records, and elections. This session will discuss these other duties and a seasoned clerk will discuss best practices and help answer your questions.
Suggested for First Year Students
This is a comprehensive review of basic principles and practices considered useful in managing local records effectively. Topics include: What are Records? What is Records Management? Managing Records on Limited Resources, Maintaining Your System, developing a Records Management Manual, Making the Model Work for You, and Electronic Records Management and Other Records Considerations.
Taught by attorneys, this session will cover the legal issues vital to the clerk’s office. This session covers:
This session will be recorded and available to view after the session. As assessment is required to earn credit toward your CMC.
Suggested for Second and Third Year Students
How do you put your best foot forward and command the respect that you and the office deserve? This session addresses professionalism in the clerk profession, and in interactions with those around you.
This session has been recorded. After registration, you will be sent links to the recording, handouts, and assessment.
The foundation of any records management program is an organization’s records retention schedule. Most Colorado Municipalities (almost 200) have adopted the Colorado Municipal Records Retention Schedule (CMRRS). Well-developed retention schedules offer a number of benefits to any organization including a systematic review and destruction of records to minimize the risks to your organization associated with document retention. This class will explore the legal requirements of records retention and destruction and offer hands-on examples using the CMRRS. We will also discuss how to set up an effective records destruction program for your City or town.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Institute will be offered in a virtual format. We will be offering sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, from 10:00 – 12:00, from now until October 1, via Zoom.
Registering for this Institute will allow you to then register for up to 22 course sessions, according to your needs and your schedule. If you register here for the full institute, you will then sign up for the individual sessions you want to attend. Many of the sessions will also be recorded and available after the live session. These sessions will be listed and noticed through the website. Attending 20 sessions and completing the assessments will keep you on track for your CMC certification.
If you are requesting a scholarship, request an invoice. You will then be sent an invoice with the balance due.
You can also register for individual sessions without registering for Institute.
Each session will be described, with a suggested year (first year, second year, or third year).
Please direct questions to Kathie Novak: CMCAClerks@gmail.com or 720-339-5845.
Suggested for First and Second Students
Establishing and maintaining as effective working relationship with the governing body is the key to achieving your objectives and serving your community well. Participants will examine their current relationship, explore the “line” between administration and policy, develop strategies for improving the relationship, and learn from others about what really works.
Suggested for First Year Students
NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 12 - 2 PM
This course will cover the essentials of Liquor Licensing in Colorado. Objectives include: understanding the different license and permit types available and be able to provide this information to customers; being able to guide customers through the application process and to be a resource for additional information; being able to serve as a source of information to the Local Licensing Authority (LLA); and to implement local processes that are efficient and serve the needs of licensees and the LLA.
This course will provide an overview of risk management. Topics to be covered include: Most frequent and costly loss types; Risk control techniques; Pertinent state and federal laws; Essential elements of a comprehensive loss control program; ADA, FLSA, other pertinent legislation; Training suggestions for elected officials.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Colorado Academy will be offered in a virtual format. We will be offering sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, from 10:00 – 12:00 Mountain Time, from August 26 until October 1, via Zoom.
Registering for this Institute will allow you to then register for up to 7 course sessions, according to your needs and your schedule. If you register here for the full institute, you will then sign up for the individual MMC sessions you want to attend using the code you will receive in your confirmation email. Due to the nature of these sessions, they will not be recorded, and are only available at the scheduled time. These sessions will be listed and noticed through the website. Attending the sessions and completing the assessments will keep you on track for your MMC certification. There will be pre-work required, and is expected to be completed prior to the date of the class session. You can find the list of Academy classes here. Registration for the full Academy will close on August 17 in order to arrange for the course materials.
We will be offering scholarships to those CMCA members who may need assistance due to budget cuts and constraints. On your registration form, indicate the amount of financial assistance you require. There are a limited number of full scholarships available. If you are requesting a scholarship, request an invoice. Do not pay online yet. We will apply the scholarship and send an invoice with the balance due.
You can also register for individual sessions without registering for the full Academy.
This course provides a refresher in election purposes, laws, and processes. Now that you have an election (or two!) under your belt, you probably have more questions! This session is designed to update you on changes to elections laws and answer questions.
Suggested for All Students - CMC and MMC
Covid-19 thrust us into unknown territory, requiring remote meetings to happen quickly! This session will address the technology, policies, and best practices of managing remote meetings.
This session will be recorded and available to view after the session. As assessment is required to earn credit toward your CMC or MMC.
Suggested for all CMC Students
This class will teach both the practical law and the art of processing CORA requests.
Suggested for all!
Join us to learn from CML about some Colorado municipal trivia and an update on 2020 legislative issues of municipal interest
Suggested for Second Year Students
The use of technology in the Clerk’s office is key to running an efficient operation. However, technology comes with a cost. This course provides Clerks with ideas on cheap ways to manage information (for small towns with little money), Hardware (Server and other hardware considerations, Database Backup, and Support), and Uses for Web Technology
This course will cover the essentials of Liquor Licensing in Colorado regarding Mods, Transfers, and SEPs.
This course provides training in election purposes, laws, and processes. This class is in 2 parts - be sure to register for Part 2!
This course provides training in election purposes, laws, and processes. This class is in 2 parts - be sure to register for Part 1!
Learn the characteristics of city budgets as a work plan and communication tool. Understand the budget cycle and structures, sources of city revenue, typical expenditure categories, and planning for multiple-year expenditures, like infrastructure, with a separate capital budget.
This class is in 2 parts - be sure to register for Part 2!
Suggested for Third Year Students
Now that you have been at it for a while, you have more questions! This session will offer an advanced look a liquor licensing, problems and issues that may arise, and how to deal with them.
This session was recorded and is available to view after the session. As assessment is required to earn credit toward your CMC.
This class is in 2 parts - be sure to register for Part 1!
This session was be recorded.
This session is designed to give you the opportunity to get your questions answered by experienced clerks. Bring your questions and put them in the basket at the registration desk, or just bring them!
An assessment is required to earn credit toward your CMC.
Representatives from Colorado's Department of Local Affairs and others will discuss resources particularly for small communities.