Mamet holding proclamation, enjoying the event with Mayor Ron Rakowsky, as Mayor Pro-Tem George Lantz looks on.
BY FREDA MIKLIN
Sam Mamet Day Proclamation from the City of Greenwood Village.
Sam Mamet is retiring next month after spending 40 years with the Colorado Municipal League (CML) working for the common good, representing all of Colorado’s cities. He led the agency for the past 16 years. CML aggressively protects the rights and interests of all cities and towns in Colorado, large or small, home rule or statutory, especially at the state Legislature and even in Washington, D.C. when necessary.
At its first city council meeting of February, Greenwood Village honored Mamet with a proclamation designating February 4, as his own special day in recognition of what his 40 years of service at the Colorado Municipal League (CML) has meant to Greenwood Village.
Through its many learning opportunities, committees and widely-attended annual conference, CML offers city leaders, elected and appointed, the opportunity to compare and contrast policies, challenges and successes, and otherwise learn from other city officials around the state. It also provides a place to form long-term important relationships that promote cooperation and opportunities for synergy.
Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky, who has known him since 2003, said, “Sam was that person mayors could go to for objective sage opinions on a variety of subjects. He was the leader of the four nonprofits that run interference at the legislature on behalf of hometown issues.”
In accepting the certificate of recognition, Mamet said, “It’s an honor to be here. Thank you very much. Public service is the highest calling. It’s an honored profession and each of you and those in the room on the staff practice this every day on behalf of this great community with wonderful citizens.”
Council member Dave Kerber said, “We are besieged with the federal government and the state government trying to tell us what to do and tell our people how to do, and they are more powerful than we are. Sam has fought for 40 years to create that balance and represent us in a very, very difficult situation. Thank you for your service.”
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