“By participating in the CSG Toll Fellowship, I hope to learn advanced strategic planning and innovative thinking skills to move the state forward on issues that benefit the citizens of my state,” Williams said.
The Toll Fellowship is named for CSG founder Henry Walcott Toll. CSG is an organization that works with state official to help shape public policy. It provides networking opportunities in an effort to develop leaders.
This year’s program will be held Aug. 25-30 in Lexington, Ky.
“CSG’s Toll Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime leadership development opportunity that has shaped public service careers for decades,” said David Adkins, CSG executive director. “CSG welcomes these new leaders into the Toll Fellows family and we look forward to being a resource for them throughout their careers.”
Previous fellowship programs have included sessions on leadership personality assessment, media training, crisis management, appreciative inquiry and adaptive leadership.
“Continuing leadership development training for state officials is important because it ensures we are knowledgeable about public policy and the ever-changing solutions to state-level policy,” Williams said. “Professional development is important to help state officials to think strategically about solving complex issues and navigate through political environments.”
A group of liberal advocacy organizations for the first time released combined legislative scorecards this week, conglomerating assessments of the 100 Colorado lawmakers’ votes last session on key legislation the organizations said they plan to present to voters next year. A Republican who received among the lowest overall scores, however, dismissed the endeavor as a “political stunt” and told Colorado Politics he doubts the predictable rankings — Democrats good, Republicans bad — give voters any meaningful information.
By one measure, state Rep. Justin Everett, a House Republican serving his third term in the Colorado General Assembly, and state Reps. Chris Hansen and Chris Kennedy, a pair of Democrats in their first terms, stand as far apart as any lawmakers at the Capitol, based on the votes they cast in the just-completed 2017 regular session.
Considering all the bills that made it to final, third-reading votes in the session — 490 in the House and 459 in the Senate — between them, these three legislators cast the most ‘no’ votes and the most ‘yes’ votes, respectively, according to an analysis prepared by bill-tracking service Colorado Capitol Watch.
It was almost anticlimactic when the bipartisan construction defects litigation reform bill passed unanimously in the Senate on May 4, sending the much-anticipated legislation to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk.
Saying the city released records it shouldn’t have, an attorney representing the city of Wheat Ridge is demanding the immediate return of dozens of pages of documents concerning a 2014 liquor license application for a new owner of Applejack Wine and Spirits obtained in March under the Colorado Open Records Act, The Colorado Statesman has learned.
Legislation introduced Tuesday to permit independent liquor stores to amass more than twice as many licenses as last year’s landmark compromise allows has groups representing smaller merchants warning the move will devastate Colorado’s mom-and-pop retail landscape, but the bill’s sponsors and supporters say it’s simply an attempt to level the playing field.
Bipartisan legislation to make it more difficult for homeowners’ associations to sue condominium developers for defective construction is one step closer to becoming law after winning unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday on its first vote in the upper chamber.
Gov. John Hickenlooper uncapped his veto pen for the first time this session to reject a bill that would extend a tax credit on cigars sold to out-of-state consumers, saying the credit hasn’t generated enough economic activity to pay for even one job.
Bipartisan legislation to make it more difficult for homeowners associations to sue condominium developers for construction defects passed unanimously out of the Colorado House on Monday and is headed to the Senate. The bill marks a breakthrough backers hope will thaw Colorado’s frozen condo construction market and help address a housing shortage across the state.