Centennial city attorney Robert "Bob" Widner was elected by the Colorado Municipal League executive board to serve as vice president for 2019-20.
Alamosa Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth "Liz" Hensley was elected president, and Steamboat Springs City Council President Pro Tem Kathi Meyer was elected secretary-treasurer. Wade Troxell, Fort Collins mayor, will serve as immediate past-president.
Widner's legal career has been dedicated to the representation of Colorado local governments. His law firm that was founded in 2004, Widner Juran LLP, continues that tradition through the representation of a variety of Colorado local governments.
Widner was appointed city attorney for Centennial in 2004. Before that, he was a partner with the public law department of the large Denver law firm of Gorsuch Kirgis LLP. He served as the city, town, or county attorney for communities such as Cherry Hills Village, Lyons, Park County and Hot Sulphur Springs.
A 1989 graduate of the University of Kansas Law School, Widner has a master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado. He serves as an adjunct professor of law with the University of Colorado Law School.
“We look forward to a terrific year with Bob serving as CML's vice president,” Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League executive director, said in a news release. “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 Colorado Municipal League executive board includes 21 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. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization was established in 1923 and represents the interests of 270 cities and towns. For more information, go to www.cml.org or call 303-831-6411.
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