Colorado Municipal Clerks Association

President's Message

Hello Colorado Clerks!

Colorado recently hosted the 41st Annual Colorado Institute for Municipal Clerks at Regis University which was attended by 90 clerks.  It was a great group of individuals that had the same goal – to learn as much as possible!  Orientation was a packed room – we heard from Jim Hunt, author of “The Amazing City – 7 Steps to Creating an Amazing City”.  Everyone received the book and Mr. Hunt stayed after his presentation to sign them.  One of the things I remembered about his presentation was about your municipal website and how many do not include the phone number or address of the municipality on the front page.  I can’t tell you how many times I run across this in looking for information.  I would encourage you to check your municipal website and make sure there is direct contact information on that first page!

I was incredibly honored to present graduation certificates to 26 of those attending.  One of the things I have enjoyed the past two years is contacting the graduate’s immediate supervisors and requesting them to provide a few words on how they would describe their clerk that is graduating.  The responses I have received have been amazing!  It has been fun to read the information and for everyone in the room to hear how much they are appreciated in their organization. 

Information regarding Award and Executive Board nominations should be coming to you fairly quickly.  Also – remember to register for the CMCA Fall Conference – it is our first stand-alone conference and it’s shaping up to be a great opportunity for education and networking.  Around 40 have signed up already and rooms are filling up quickly!  Registration information is on the CMCA website.

Keep up the good work!  

Patti Garcia, CMC, CMCA President

Town of Windsor




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Upcoming events

    • September 22, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CML Offices: 1144 Sherman Street Denver, CO 80203

    Host Clerk:  Robin Eaton

    Instructor: Robin Eaton

    Description:  Robin will review changes in laws and rules since 2016.  There will also be an open Q&A opportunity during the last hour or so for attendees to pick Robin’s brain about all things liquor!


    • September 29, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • City of Colorado Springs, City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave, Ste. 102

    Host Clerk: Sarah Johnson

    Instructor:  Aimee Jensen

    Description: This session is intended for the clerk who would like a better understanding of modifications, transfers, changes of location, changes of manager, or any other change that a licensee may encounter. Attendees will learn the appropriate forms and supporting documentation required and they’ll gain some key tips and tricks along the way!


    • September 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • City of Colorado Springs, City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave, Ste. 102

    Host Clerk: Sarah Johnson

    Trainers:  Laura Bauer and/or Cheryl Campbell

    • October 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Loveland, Colorado

    Join us for a discussion on the book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. Lunch  is not included, but we will make reservations at a local restaurant to eat together.

    Facilitator:  Kathie Novak, Institute Director


    • October 02, 2017
    • October 04, 2017
    • Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO

    Join us for our first "stand-alone" CMCA Conference in Loveland, Colorado! for information on specific sessions, visit https://cmca.wildapricot.org/Conference-Sessions

    Register today!

    Rooms have sold out at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Loveland.  Reservations can be made at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($139) or Candlewood Suites Loveland ($109), both are walking distance to the Embassy Suites.  

    To make reservations at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Loveland call 1.970.663.0057.  We have a courtsey block at this hotel; please mention you are with the CMCA Conference across the street at the Embassy Suites.  A complimentary hot breakfast is included with each reservation.  

    To make reservations at the Candlewood Suites Loveland call 1.970.667.5444.  Please mention you are a government employee attending the CMCA Fall Conference at the Embassy Suites.  The Candlewood Suites does not offer a complimentary breakfast, but they do have a kitchenette in every room. 


    • October 05, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Salida Steam Plant Events Center, 220 W. Sackett Avenue, Salida, CO

    This class offers a variety of information about the basics of municipal clerking. This session includes topics covering public and open records; home rule and statutory legislation-how and why they differ; conflict of interest; board meetings; motions, resolutions and ordinances; resources available to municipal clerks; and clerk certification. In addition, a variety of the discussion is tailored to the attendees needs and provides flexibility to cover additional topics as needed.

    Host Clerk: Christian Samora

    Instructor:  Margy Greer


    • October 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Del Norte

    This  PDO is aimed at statutory towns to help them get ready for the April 2018 regular municipal elections.  It will included information and procedures on how to verify signatures in mail ballot elections.

    Instructor:  Karen Goldman

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