On June 26, Mary Cooper, Delta mayor pro tem, was elected to the CML Executive Board by municipal officials from around the state during the 91st annual CML conference held June 18-21 in Vail.
The CML Executive Board is comprised of 19 elected and/or appointed officials who are elected by the membership at an annual business meeting.
The board is responsible for overall finances, management and policy affairs of the league. CML is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization established in 1923 and represents the interests of 266 cities and towns.
There were a total of 13 candidates from Bennett, Palisade, Nederland, Dolores, Littleton, Golden, Delta, Wheat Ridge, Glenwood Springs, Longmont, Thornton, Denver and Fort Collins. Mary Cooper was the top vote getter in the medium community category which included candidates from Littleton, Golden, Wheat Ridge and Glenwood Springs.
Delta city manager Justin Clifton stated, "It's impressive that our fellow Colorado communities supported Mary Cooper so overwhelmingly. With this position Delta gets elevated status in a statewide organization that plays a critical role in formulating policies that affect our community. And the CML gets a seasoned vet who has been working hard for Delta and the Western Slope for many years. It's definitely win-win."
Mary Cooper said, "I am pleased to be elected to this position to represent the Western Slope. I hope I am able to clearly convey the needs of our area to better have our voice recognized at the state level. This is an exciting time to be part of team CML and I thank the Delta City Council for their support."blog comments powered by Disqus