2020 CCCMA Conference

Wed, February 05 2020, 8:30 AM - Fri, February 07 2020, 1:30 PM [MST]

526 Pine St, Colorado, 81601, United States


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Wed, February 05 2020, 8:30 AM - Fri, February 07 2020, 1:30 PM [MST]

About the Event

You may register a group at the same time.

There are several options on Wednesday before the keynote and other extra events that require a selection during registration.  

For registration questions contact gloria@coloradoccma.org 

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received before Monday, January 27, 2020, will be charged a $15 processing fee.  Cancellations are not accepted after that date. There is no fee to transfer a regsitration.

Event Speakers

Nora Burns, KEYNOTE
Leadership Experts

Since stepping into the world of human resources more than two decades ago, Nora A Burns, SPHR has interviewed and on-boarded thousands of candidates and new hires for positions ranging from file clerk to executive vice president. Along the way, she decided to study and evaluate the hiring process from a different perspective, by participating in job interviews across the country. She did this not in her usual role of interviewer or hiring consultant, but as a candidate for administrative, supervisory and managerial roles. As The Undercover Candidate™, Nora has participated in over a hundred interviews to gain insight into the hiring process from the candidate’s perspective. Professional curiosity then took her a step further as she recognizes that effective hiring is only the first step toward building a great workforce, Phase two of her research involved spending a year working “undercover” for a variety of large, well-known organizations as a customer-facing employee in entry-level positions. Nora is passionate about helping associations and corporations hire and develop top talent to advance their overall mission and strategy. Her engaging, no-nonsense style and sense of humor has captivated retreat, workshop and conference audiences across North America.


Betty Hart is a trained actor and facilitator who leads the Experiential Learning Team for Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Arts Integrated Resources team—part of the Community Health & Engagement. Betty has been facilitating interactive workshops for over ten years. Betty moved to Colorado to join this dynamic team six years ago. Previously, she worked with Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs (ETP) Georgia leading their facilitation work. As the lead facilitator for Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Resources, she has the opportunity to share the message of laughter as wellness with the community, schools, corporate clients, senior citizens, and internally within Kaiser Permanente. Betty enjoys helping audiences discover the shared wisdom in the room, and believes that laughter really is one of the best medicines.

Richard Wobbekind, KEYNOTE
University of Colorado

Richard L. Wobbekind is Executive Director of the Business Research Division, Associate Professor of Business Economics and Finance, and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Jeff Newsome, KEYNOTE
Talent & Organizational Development Specialist at Ball Aerospace

Alisha Janes
Town of Winter Park

Alisha Reis
Adams County

Alisha Reis is Deputy County Manager for Adams County and serving as Chair for our new Leadership Connection initiative.

Anne Rooney McCord
Investigations Law Group

Anne has dedicated her career to building transformational work cultures that drive business results. She has over 20 years of Executive-level Human Resources experience in the high tech, start up and non-profit worlds and brings a client-centered vantage point to the ILG tea. Anne heads up ILG’s Strategic Services driving cultural transformation and building concrete tools and mitigation strategies for the most difficult people challenges companies face. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional.

Beth Justice
Sales and Marketing Director, SIPA

Beth has been serving Colorado state & local governments with SIPA since 2015 as the Sales and Marketing Director. She is responsible for creating awareness, marketing and selling e-government services. Her goal is to provide governments user-friendly and cost-effective products and services to enhance communication and online services within their communities. With a background in marketing, communications, business development and global sales, Beth was vital in creating rapid growth and awareness for the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver. She also played an integral role in launching a Bard Center student startup, Nokero, whose mission is to help provide light to the 1.4 billion people around the world with no access to electricity. Beth has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in business administration.

Darin Atteberry
City Manager, Fort Collins

Darin Atteberry is the City Manager for the City of Fort Collins, a position he has held since December 2004. As City Manager, Darin has led the City government through a time of transformational change, including leading the City to winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2017. Darin is an advocate for community collaboration and has built strong relationships with both public and private sector partners.

Deanna Hayne
Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with CPS HR Consulting

Deanna Heyn is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with CPS HR Consulting and has over 25 years of progressively responsible public-sector Human Resources experience, including city, county and special district government administration. Deanna made the move to Human Resources Consulting in the public sector over three years ago, sharing CPS HR’s vision of bringing excellence to Human Resources in the government and non-profit sectors. Deanna is highly experienced and skilled around organizational strategy, to include, organizational assessment, succession and workforce planning, employee engagement, change management, leadership development, as well as a proven track record with over 20 years of experience in the review, development, implementation and maintenance of compensation systems in the public sector. Finally, Deanna is a Colorado native and enjoys the great lifestyle Colorado affords individuals and organizations!

Debbie Brinkman served on the Littleton City Council from 2007 - 2019, two terms as mayor pro-team and two terms as Mayor. She is a resident of Littleton and currently serves as a consultant and facilitator to cities and towns and crazy councils throughout Colorado.

Elizabeth Rita
Investigations Law Group

Liz read every Nancy Drew book as a kid, as soon as it came out, which may have been a clue about where her professional life would take her. Liz has been providing impartial investigations to clients in Colorado and around the country since 1994. She specializes in complex investigations in the workplace and her practice has run the gamut from workplace culture evaluations, class-based discrimination investigations, hostile work environment, retaliation, whistle-blower, ethics violations, rape and sexual assault, executive misconduct and corruption investigations. Liz sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Workplace Investigators, and is the co-author of Workplace Investigations in Colorado, Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law (January 2018).

Greg Schulte
CCCMA Senior Adviser

Greg has over 30 years of local government experience in California and Colorado. He’s experienced in large organizations (City of Sacramento, CA) and small ones (Town of Pagosa Springs, CO) and has served as CAO for both a county and a municipality. Greg is Past President of ACCA and was selected as Colorado County Administrator of the Year in 2009. He also was awarded a Gates Family Foundation fellowship to attend the Senior Executives in Local and State Government Program at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University in 2010. His areas of particular interest and expertise include: Assisting entities in fiscal or organizational distress; Council/Manager relations and County Elected Officials/County Administrator relations; 2nd homeowner/tourist/mountain communities; tribal relations; broadband expansion/implementation; and retirement planning Since retirement, Greg serves as one of seven Senior Advisors for CCCMA and is finishing his 2nd four year term as a member of the Board of Directors for the Upper San Juan Health Services District (dba Pagosa Springs Medical Center). He also keeps busy with traveling, skiing, bicycling, golf, pickleball, motorcycling, and reading.

Jim Mann
Senior Municipal Advisor

John Waschbusch and Sue Hansen
Deputy County Manager for Montrose County, and Montrose County Commissioner

Jon Waschbusch, MPA, AICP is the Deputy County Manager for Montrose County. Through fifteen years as a planner, project manager, department head and administrator, Jon has communicated in many high-pressure situations. Jon will share his adventures (good and bad) practicing candid communication in local government. Sue Hansen, Montrose County Commissioner has over 25 years experience as a business consultant, certified behavioral analyst and growth curve specialist. Sue’s business emphasis has focused on organizational performance and leadership. Sue has worked with businesses and organizations of in the public and private sector to improve communication and build strong leaders.

Justin Rundle, PE, CEM, LEED-AP – has worked in the water / wastewater industry since 1993 and currently specializes in improving the efficiency of water and wastewater treatment plants. He has conducted energy audits at more than 50 facilities and has insight on common-sense, low cost solutions to improve the operational efficiencies of your facilities.

Karen Daly
ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director

Karen Daly, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director, retired from local government management after 31 years. In her role at ICMA, she provides connections and resources to 14 states comprising the Mountain Plains. She’s based in Texas, but some say her second home is DIA.

Kathleen Sickles
Grand Lake Interim City Manager

Sickles completed her MPA at University of Colorado at Denver as the GSPA Outstanding Western Slope student in 1998, drafted a service plan for an ambulance Special District, Delta County GIS Coordinator, Cedaredge Town Administrator, Ouray City Administrator and current Grand Lake Interim Town Manager.

Melissa Wiley
Director of Denver Peak Academy

Melissa Wiley is the Director of Denver Peak Academy, the City and County of Denver’s process improvement and analytics team. To date, Denver Peak Academy graduates have participated in over 3,000 projects, which collectively have saved Denver taxpayers 37 million dollars. Prior to working for the City, Melissa worked for the United States Department of State, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the U.S. Economic Advisor to Northern Ireland. She holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a M.P.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nina Vetter
Pueblo West Metro District

Ron LeBlanc
Retired City Manager

Ron LeBlanc, retired CM, and Tami Tanoue, CIRSA ED, will address: common communication challenges; how to improve effective communication with elected officials and staff; and provide tools to address small problems before they become major issues. Attendees will learn: how to set appropriate boundaries with elected officials; how to educate staff regarding the importance of providing the same timely information to all elected officials; what to do with the tendency of micromanagement by elected officials; advice for managers to set the right example for their organization; and a few suggestions for when things seem to be going seriously awry.

Ryan Scott
Colorado State University

Ryan P. Scott is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. Ryan studies how to manage risks associated with oil and gas development, energy development, and air quality. His research focuses largely on local and state policy making, especially the utilization of participatory processes and measuring outcomes and outputs resulting from involving citizens and nongovernmental actors in public policy decision making and implementation.

Samuel Houghteling
Colorado State University

Samuel Houghteling is the Program Director for the John Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership at Colorado State University. From 2013 through 2017, Sam worked with the City of Fort Collins, and he has served on the leadership teams for Fort Collins Startup Week, the Northern Colorado Food Cluster, the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, the City of Fort Collins Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, and the Colorado Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. Prior to moving to Colorado, Sam served as a Director for a Massachusetts based non-profit, interned in a U.S. Congressional Office, and received his MPA from the University of Kansas. He is interested in how community networks influence policy and impact governance, and he is pursuing a Ph.D. at CSU with an emphasis on Public Administration and Environmental Policy.

Sarah Moss
Civic dreamer and doer. Strategist solving policy and political puzzles.

Sarah E. Moss, MPA, is a civic dreamer and doer. A strategist who solves policy and political puzzles, she is a two-time fellow of the Bighorn Leadership Program and holds a Denver Peak Academy black belt in Lean process improvement and a yellow belt in Krav Maga. Engaging Local Government Leaders hosts her blog posts about making local government more fun and efficient.


Tami Tanoue has been CIRSA’s Executive Director since August, 2018. Her previous positions with CIRSA include General Counsel/Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel/Claims Manager. She was previously in private practice with the law firm of Griffiths, Tanoue, Light, Harrington & Dawes, where she served CIRSA as its contract General Counsel for 12 years, and was City or Town Attorney for several Colorado municipalities. Prior to that, she was Staff Attorney for the Colorado Municipal League, where she represented the collective interests of Colorado municipalities. Tami is a regular speaker on local government liability topics, and has written several publications on liability issues.

Trish Stiles
Town of Bennett

Trish Stiles is the Town Administrator for Bennett, Colorado. Prior to this, she has served in various management roles in Colorado, Illinois and Florida. She is the 2020 President for the Colorado City County Managers Asociation, serves as and ICMA Welcome Ambassador and is a past president of the Metro City/County Manager’s Association. Ms. Stiles recent achievements include completion of many capital improvements including a new town hall, elevated water storage tank and a new waste water treatment facility. She is a Colorado native and is mom to one eleven-year-old son and two fluffy golden retrievers. For fun Trish plays the piano, experiments with French patisserie and visits Disneyworld for much needed vacations.

Todd Ely
University of Colorado

Todd L. Ely is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, where he directs the Center for Local Government Research and Training. Todd’s research focuses on the financing of state and local public services, education finance, and public and nonprofit financial management. Past research has been supported by the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, Ford Foundation, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, among others. Todd recently co-authored Essentials of Public Service, an introductory public administration textbook. He received his PhD from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

William L. Swann
University of Colorado

William L. Swann is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. His PhD in public administration is from Florida State University. His research focuses on urban sustainability, public management and collaborative governance. His research can be found in some of the leading public administration and urban studies journals. He is also currently involved in collaborative research projects studying performance management in state government, local policy approaches to the opioid epidemic, and the nexus of food, energy and water systems in local development.

Bryan Stelmack

Abel Montoya

Aden Hogan

Alan Matlosz

Alexander Mansfield

Alexandra Eichenholz

Alisha Janes

Alisha Reis

Alissa Farrell

Allison Scheck

Alyssa Dinberg

Amber Blake

Amy Folsom

Amy White-Tanabe

Andrea Cole

Andrea Phillips

Andrew Jones

Andrew Kercado

Andrew Marsh

Andrew Williams

Andy Davis

Angie Sprang

Ann Morgenthaler

Anna Jones

Anne Bensard

Ballard Spahr

Anne McCord

Anthony LaMorte

Ashley Brasovan

Ashley Valdez

Assaf Frances

Austin Good

Barbara Opie

Becky Frank

Ben Goldstein

Bentley Henderson

Beth Justice

Betty Hart

Bill Shrum

Bob Blodgett

Bob Brooks

Bob Cope

Brad Brady

Brandy Reitter

Brent McFall

Brent Nation

Bruce Koop

Bryan Ostler

Bryce Bierman

C. Granbery

Caitlin Lovett

Carolyn Romero

Chantal Unfug

Charles Ozaki

Chris Johnson

Chris Kirk

Chris Kline

Chris Meschuk

Christopher Lindsey

Christy Doon

Clay Brown

Clint Kinney

Colby Geer

Courtney Fagan

Craig Eicher

Dan Maples

Dan Stoltman

Daniel Miera

Dannette Robberson

Darin Atteberry

Darrin Tangeman

Dave Zelenok

David Allen

David Corliss

David Kelsey

David Reynolds

David Torgler

Davis Farrar

Dawanta Parks

Deanna Heyn

Debbie Brinkman

Debbie Wilmot

Debra Downs

Debra Figueroa

Dee Wisor

Demetrius Parker

Denise Howell

Denise Taylor

Diane McBride

Diane White

Don Davis

Donald Tripp

Ed CannonCannon

Eileen Krauth

Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Rita

Elyse Ackerman Casselberry

Emily Katsimpalis

Eric Brown

Eric Heil

Eventzilla QA

Farrell Buller

Francisco Chacon

Frank Lancaster

Fred Jarman

Fritz Sprague

Gabe Rodriguez

Gary Suiter

Gloria Kaasch-Buerger

Greg Brinck

Greg Caton

Greg Etl

Greg LeBlanc

Greg Schulte

Greg Sund

Guillermo Lambarri

Gurudev Khalsa

Guy Confino

Guy Patterson

Heather Balser

Helen Migchelbrink

Jacque Wedding-Scott

Jaime Tirado

James Mann

James Twombly

James J. White

Jamie Desrosier

Jane Brautigam

Jason Damweber

Jay Harrington

Jeff Coder

Jeff Durbin

Jeff Greene

Jeff Layman

Jeff Shroll

Jeffrey Mihelich

Jeffrey Wells

Jennifer Henninger

Jennifer Hoffman

City & County Manager
City & County of Broomfield

Jennifer Ooton

Jennifer Volmer

Jermaine McKinney

Jessica Humphries

Jessica Paugh

Jim Becklenberg

Jim Manire

Jim Siedlecki

Joanne Spina

Jody Andrews

Jody Beck

John Brennan

John Cattles

John Crone

John Jackson

John Sheldon

John Trylch

Jon Lehmann

Jon Peacock

Jon Stavney

Jon Waschbusch

Jonathan Cain

Justin Perry

Justin Rundle

Justine Bruno

Kara Silbernagel

Karen Daly

Karen Gerrity

Kate Sawyer

Kathleen Osher

Kathleen Selman

Kathleen Sickles

Kathy Hodgson

Keith Montag

Keith Riesberg

Kelly Flenniken

Kelly Houghteling

Ken Price

Ken Roberts

Kent Brown

Kevin Batchelder

Kevin Bommer

Kim Newcomer

Kimberly Bullen

Kimberly Konczak

Kirsten Decker

Kirstyn Jovanovich

Kodi Erb

Kristen Keefer

Event Manager
Hotel Colorado

Kristen Morse

Event Manager
Hotel Colorado

Kristin Baumgartner

Krystal Welp

Kylin Mueller

Larry Dorr

Laura Savage

Linda Haley

Lindsay Miller

Lorenda Volker

Lorie Gillis

Lucas McConnell

Luis Nunez

Madeline VanDenHoek

Malcolm Fleming

Marcos Lucero

Maria Morales

Mark Campbell

Mark Deven

Mark Hayden

Marv Falconburg

Mary Alice Page-Allen

Mary Kay Malcolm

Mason Green

Mathew Mendisco

Matt Gohl

Matt Hirschinger

Matt LeCerf

Matt Urkoski

Matthew Birnie

Matthew Cohrs

Matthew Gordon

Megan Davis

Megan Williams

Melissa Buck

Melissa Mata

Melissa Wiley

Melissa Winkler

Melonie Matarozzo

Michael Bennett

Michael Brack

Michael Lund

Michael Martinez

Michael Patterson

Michael Penny

Michael Sullivan

Michaela Higgins

Michelle Eddy

Michelle Halstead

Michelle Kivela

Michelle Metteer

Mike Braaten

Mike Foreman

Mike Kosdrosky

Executive Director
Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

Monty Torres

Murphy Robinson


Nancy Kerry

Nicholas Carlson

Nick Dial

Nicolas Jimenez

Nina Vetter

Nora Burns

Oscar Rangel

Pam Jensen

Patrick Goff

Patrick Rondinelli

Patti Garcia

Paul Larino

Penelope Culbreth-Graft

Phylis Mattice

Preston Gibson

Pruitt Poythress

Rachel Harlow-Schalk

Rachel Rogers

Rachel Summers

Ray Gonzales

Ricardo Goncalves

Rich Englehart

Richard Mann

Rick Garcia

Rick Holman

Rob Joseph

Robb Kolstad

Rod Wensing

Ron LeBlanc

Ross Herzog

Russ Forrest

Ryan Burke

Ryan Hyland

Ryan Mahoney


Sabrina Cotta

Sam Albrecht

Sam Houghteling

Sam Light

Samma Fox

Sara Ott

Sarah Derrigan

Sarah Jacobson

Sarah Moss

Sarah Vaine

Scott Robson

Scott Trainor

Scott Vargo

Scott Wall

Seth Hoffman

Shane Hale

Shannon Haynes

Shannon Vassen

Shannon Wallace

Sharon Fenimore

Hotel Colorado

Shawn Lewis

Sherry Villafane

Sheryl Bower

Sheryl Trent

Sierra Anderson

Stacy Sheley

Steve Adams

Sunny Bryant

Taeler Houlberg

Tami Tanoue

Tanya Ange

Tanya Perea Doose

Tara Marshall

Ted Cherry

Teresa Beecraft

Terry Rook

Tester McTest

Theo Sager

Tim Gagen

Tim Singewald

Tina Darrah

TJ Dlubac

Tom Acre

Tom Coverick

Tom Henley

Tom Jennings

Tracy Amen

Travis Elliott

Travis Machalek

Tricia Slater

Trish Slater

Trish Stiles

Troy Bernberg

Ty Hamer


Victoria Simonsen

Vladimir Munoz

Wesley LaVanchy

William Bell

William Swann

Event Schedule

  • February 5, 2020
  • February 6, 2020
  • February 7, 2020
08:30 AM
03:45 PM

Art of Management

Roosevelt Room


Art of Management Workshop for New Managers: Success as a professional manager is an art! This all day pre conference workshop will blend your experience and education with advice from seasoned professionals for success at the beginning of your career. Sessions include: Leadership 101, Managing Your Human Resources, Toughest Management Challenges, Roundtable Discussions and Match with a Mentor. (Lunch is included.)

02:00 PM
03:45 PM

Better Service Through Process Improvement

Colorado Room


Better Service Through Process Improvement: Does any of your work seem redundant, wasteful, or outdated? When you start to inquire why, do you encounter the dreaded “That’s the way we’ve always done it? This interactive workshop will help you diagnose and treat what ails you with hands-on activities, time-saving tools, strategies to achieve quick wins and build momentum with colleagues, and challenges to anticipate before you start.

Sarah Moss

Ethics: Keeping up with the Times

Devereux Room


Ethics: Keeping up with the Times: This session will explore the changes in the ICMA Code of Ethics as well as the top 10 violations in 2019. Participants will get to work on real ethical situations through scenarios related to local government.

Karen Daly

03:00 PM
03:45 PM

DOLA Regional Rep Meeting

1893 Board Room


Meeting for DOA Staff

04:00 PM
06:00 PM

KEYNOTE & AWARDS: Cost of Culture & Awards Ceremony

Devereux/Colorado Room


KEYNOTE & AWARDS: Cost of Culture & Awards Ceremony: Nora is an expert in facilitating leadership and development of workplace culture from the perspective of human resources. Explore how you and your organization can create an environment that offers opportunities for employees to be their best selves and do their best work.

Nora Burns, KEYNOTE

06:00 PM
07:30 PM

Welcome/Awards Reception

Roosevelt Room


Welcome/Awards Reception

07:45 AM
08:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Colorado & Roosevelt Room


Enjoy a hot breakfast while networking with peers and sponsors.

09:00 AM
10:15 AM

KEYNOTE: Laughaceuticals

Devereux/Colorado Room


KEYNOTE: Laughaceuticals: Laughaceuticals is an interactive workshop where participants engage in improvisational theatre techniques and exercises to rediscover the benefits of having fun, laughing, and playing. Throughout the workshop, ideas and statistics supported by evidenced-based research, are provided and discussed to raise awareness about the importance of laughter for our well-being and as a key strategy against stress management.

Betty Hart, KEYNOTE

10:45 AM
11:45 AM

Think Big: Visionary Leadership

Devereux Room


Think Big: Visionary Leadership: If you or your leadership team are not thinking aspirationally, who is? Are you enabling your board to turn their attention toward the horizon and focus on decisions beyond the day to day? Is your organization encouraging bold leadership, and are you leading up and down in a way that inspires and fosters visionary thinking? All of these questions are ones you should be able to answer with a resounding yes! This session will explore the reason that thinking big at the local government level is so important in the 21st century, and explore methods and techniques for leading vertically in an aspirational way within your organization.

Darin Atteberry

"You're so vain..." Communications Patterns

Colorado Room


"You're so vain...(I bet you think this talk is about you)" : With apologies to Carly Simon, many managers are the last to realize communication patterns and practices are contributing to staff frustration and City Council suspicion. The workshop with address how to establish and encourage appropriate lines of communication among and between the manager, elected officials and staff.

Ron LeBlanc

Tami Tanoue

Building an Information System for your Government

Garden Room


Building an Information System for your Government: Information Systems (IS) can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be! During this session, you will walk through the components of building an I.S. - an integrated set of technologies - with your public sector partner, Colorado SIPA. You will walk away with strategies and no-cost solutions to increase efficiency in your technology plan.

Beth Justice

Model Service Plans for Metro Districts

Roosevelt Room


Model Service Plans for Metro Districts: Communities of all sizes, in the front range and beyond, are in the position to approve Metropolitan Districts that fall within their jurisdictions. It is imperative that your community have a model service plan to guide those critical initial discussions. Learn what the key considerations and components of a model service plan are.

Jim Mann

Back to School: Lessons from Public Admin

Taft Room


Back to School: Lessons from Public Admin with a panel including: Todd L. Ely is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at UC Denver. William L. Swann is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. Ryan P. Scott is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. Samuel Houghteling is the Program Director for the John Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership at Colorado State University.

Ryan Scott

Todd Ely

William L. Swann

Best Practices Work Group

Cedar Banks Dining Room


An in person work session for members of the Sharing Best Practices/Case Studies committee.

12:00 PM
01:30 PM

CWLG LUNCH: The Speed of Trust

Devereux Room


CWLG LUNCH: The Speed of Trust, an interactive session led by Megan Williams, Denver Peak Academy Continuous Improvement Specialist and CWLG Blaze Your Own Trail Conference Chair.

POWER HOUR: Lunch w Gold Sponsors

Colorado Room


POWER HOUR: Lunch w Gold Sponsors. Join discussions with topic experts. AT&T-FirstNET for 1st Responders, KeyBanc-Municipal Broadband, Zencity-Using AI to Understand your Community, Ehlers-Debt issuance, NRC-Keeping Ahead of Trends, Slate-Engagement, OpenGov - Digitial Transformation, Peckham & McKenney

01:30 PM
02:45 PM

Veterans in Government Discussion

1893 Board Room


Veterans and non veterans are invited to join Darrin Tangeman to discuss the idea of creating a local group that will support veterans pursuing careers in local government.

01:45 PM
02:45 PM

After Process Improvement Training: How to Build Innovative and Joyful Teams

Devereux Room


After Process Improvement Training: How to Build Innovative and Joyful Teams Capable of Changing Government: Process improvement and data trainings have popped up in cities across the nation, but the implementation of the core concepts of these trainings has been slow and challenging. In this session, you’ll learn why and what can be done to inspire long lasting change from the inside out.

Melissa Wiley

Confessions from a Recovering Mayor

Roosevelt Room


Confessions from a Recovering Mayor: Ever wonder what your council really thinks about you, why they do some of the things they do, or what really happens in the mind of an elected? Come along as we romp through the illusive mind of an elected and de-code it’s mystery.

Debbie Brinkman

Direct Communication: Results May Vary

Colorado Room


Direct Communication Results May Vary: Understanding personalities and behavioral drivers using DISC assessment. Saying the “thing” you need to say. Managing in a world after you’ve said the “thing”.

John Waschbusch and Sue Hansen

Water + Wastewater Inefficiencies = Opportunities: How Efficiency Improvements can Support Upgrades

Taft Room


Water + Wastewater Inefficiencies = Opportunities: How Efficiency Improvements can Support Upgrades: Water and wastewater facilities typically consume more than half of a municipality’s energy budget. This presentation shows how to benchmark you water / wastewater systems to determine if they are operating efficiently, then provides insights on common energy efficiency upgrades to provide better services to ratepayers.

Justin Rundle

Pay Equity

Garden Room


Pay Equity – Is your Organization Ready? While studies suggest that some pay dispersion can be explained, the unexplained differences in pay damage employee morale and create liability issues. This presentation will examine how the new legislation can affect organizational culture, morale and pay policies, as well as what methods and techniques managers can use to mitigate risk of inequities. Attendees will learn about the new law, and how to eliminate or explain inequities in pay between employees within the same jobs.

Deanna Hayne

03:15 PM
04:30 PM

Fired is Not the Last Chapter

Taft Room


Fired is Not the Last Chapter: Bill Ray captured the essence of a Manager in Transition “I can certainly speak from the perspective of not only one who has been there, but who is still there.” The excerpt from the 2000 CCCMA edition of Walking on Thin Air continues to be a valuable resource. Katie Sickles a recent Manager in Transition provides insight as to current resources, freedom, the female perspective and accounts from her support network. Joined by Chantal Unfug, Bill Ray and Stuart McArthur.

Kathleen Sickles

Change Management Across Generations

Colorado Room


Change Management Across Generations: Change is hard, and even harder when you implement change across generations…or is it?! Our three panelists have implemented significant cultural, process and policy changes in various types of organizations, across a few countries, and in different ways. They have succeeded, and they have failed, and they want to challenge you by the end of 60 minutes together to determine what burning platform of change you are willing to ght for, and better yet how you are going to persist, gain support, and get it done whether you are a city manager, an assistant city manager or a management analyst! We have tips on what to do (and maybe more importantly what not to do), real-life examples of what worked, and better yet, we’re going to challenge you that day through a structured group exercise. The only constant is change, especially in local government, so let’s rally behind each other and ourselves and focus on being strategic about our change management and how we work across generations!

Alisha Janes

Nina Vetter

Fast and Furious: Three Quick Sessions in One

Devereux Room


Fast and Furious: In this not quite as fast or furious as previous years, we’ll have 3 speakers that will start you thinking about the personal sides of your professional career. You need a support team, every NASCAR driver has a pit crew and even Serena Williams has a coach! Alisha Reis will convince you and offer some advice for creating your team. Trish Stiles always smiles - Why it’s still great to work in local government, when A LOT of people don’t like government. You’ll want to retire at some point, so start imagining it now! Retirement Evangelist Greg Schulte shares his path to retirement at 54. Michael Penny will serve as the moderator.

Greg Schulte

Trish Stiles

Talent Acquisition and Retention in the Next Gen Workplace

Garden Room


Local governments are struggling to compete in today’s marketplace for top talent. Learn about best practices in the next gen workplace to create a compelling employment brand and total rewards strategy that wins the hearts and minds of every generation.

Anne Rooney McCord

Elizabeth Rita

Goal Setting Workshop

Cedar Banks Dining Room


Required pre-registration to 2020 Goal Setting.

04:30 PM
06:30 PM

Networking Reception

Roosevelt Room


07:45 AM
08:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Colorado & Roosevelt Room


Networking Breakfast: Enjoy a hot breakfast

Goal Setting Workshop Part 2

Cedar Banks Dining Room


Required pre registration for 2020 Goal Setting.

09:00 AM
10:30 AM

2020 Economic Outlook

Devereux/Colorado Room


Richard Wobbekind, KEYNOTE

10:45 AM
12:00 PM

What fear?

Devereux/Colorado Room


Your ability to lead as your best self and make great change with lasting impact, is solely limited by your willingness to let fear hold you back. Let’s face fear and learn how to use it to empower ourselves and others to make great change with a free and fearless state of mind! What keeps people from implementing great ideas (like the ones they hear at a conference)? Get strategies to overcome the fear.

12:30 PM
01:30 PM

CCCMA Talk Back/Annual Meeting

Roosevelt Room


02:00 PM
04:00 PM

CCCMA Board Meeting

Roosevelt Room