A Century of Service

For 100 years, the Colorado Municipal League has served as a resources to Colorado’s cities and towns through
advocacy, information, and training supporting exceptional municipal governance.

Celebrating 100 Years of Municipal Service

2023 marks the Colorado Municipal League’s centennial year. For 100 years, we have worked alongside Colorado’s cities and towns to create the communities we cherish today. It is CML’s mission to serve as an information resource, advocate, and above all else, supporter of our members. As we celebrate this milestone, we are honored to serve our members and look forward to reflecting on our history with you. We are celebrating in several capacities this year, so make sure to check back here regularly to stay up to date and celebrate with us!

Read About Our History

To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we are writing a series of eight stories that stroll through CML’s historic moments. From its inception in 1923 to big wins in the legislature; we’re give you a glimpse into the history that made the League what it is today, and how our members were involved from the very beginning. Ready to start your journey back in time?

In 1923, 11 municipalities established what is now known as the Colorado Municipal League. Learn about CML’s early days here.

The Dates We’ve Visited So Far

As we tell our stories each month, we’ll publish important dates in our history on the timeline below. Check back each month to see where we’ve most recently covered.

Celebrate With Us

We’re hitting the road to make sure we celebrate with each and every one of our members! Throughout the year, CML staff will be dropping into municipalities with a sweet treat, and possibly some CML bucks. Keep an eye on our Appreciation Tour progress on this page.

There will be several other opportunities to celebrate our 100th anniversary with us this year! Our 2023 Annual Conference in Aurora, taking place June 25 – 28, will be full of awesome trainings you can use today and reflection on lessons we can learn from the past. Later this year, we will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of CML’s building. We’ll be releasing details about that celebration later in 2023.

CML Moments in Time

CML wouldn’t be what we are without our members. As we celebrate our accomplishments, we share them with the municipalities across the state who come together to collaborate each year, lend their passion for their communities to our advocacy efforts in and out of the legislative session, and give insights to their colleagues by contributing to our resources. We are thrilled to celebrate 100 years with you, and look forward to 100 more. In the video below, we have compiled quotes from members who have participated in stories thus far and photos across decades. Stay tuned, it will be updated throughout 2023!