City of Arvada Mayor Marc Williams was elected President of the Colorado Municipal League (CML) for 2013-2014 at the 91st annual CML conference, held June 18-21 in Vail.
Charles Bayley, Bennett mayor pro tem, was elected Vice-President, and Christina Rinderle, Durango councilmember, was elected Secretary-Treasurer. Aden Hogan, Evans city manager, will serve as immediate past president.
Williams was first elected as a councilmember in November of 1999 and has been re-elected twice. He was elected mayor in November 2011. As an elected official, he has been active at the local, regional, state and national level. He was a founding director of the Arvada DARE Foundation, has served on the Arvada Economic Development Association board, the Jefferson Economic Council board, and the First Judicial District Community Corrections Board. He was first elected to CML’s executive board in 2006 and was re-elected in June, 2008. He also has served on the National League of Cities Policy committee for Transportation and Infrastructure along with the First Tier Suburbs Committee. Williams was voted 2011 Elected Official of the Year by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.
Williams is a partner with the Arvada Law Firm of Helm, Less, Smith & Williams, and has been named by the readers of the Arvada Press as the Best Lawyer in Arvada. He states that one of his most rewarding professional experiences was serving as an attorney coach to the Evergreen High School mock trial team, which won three state competitions and the National Championship.
Williams has three children who enjoy his passion for hikes, reading, cooking, and burning marshmallows over campfires. He is married to Luanne Williams, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation, and expresses great fortune in having a wife who shares his passion for civic involvement and politics. They enjoy their “down” time with many miles on their tandem bike, cooking, golfing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with their two grandsons.
Sam Mamet, CML’s executive director, says, “We look forward to a terrific year with Marc serving as CML’s president. I am confident that his insights and dedication will ensure that CML continues to be the primary source for municipal officials statewide for their advocacy, information, and training needs.”
The CML Executive Board is comprised of 19 elected officials and key municipal staff members 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 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1923 and represents the interests of 266 cities and towns. For more information on the Colorado Municipal League, please visit www.cml.org or call 303-831-6411.