CMLA News Digest
Welcome to the CMLA News Buzz!
This is your weekly hub of information about what's going on at CMLA.
March 10, 2020
CMLA News Highlight of the Week!
Colorado Homeownership Coalition
Colorado Homeownership Coalition
Become a
as a Corporate Donor for CHC
CHC Corporate Donor Profile 
Westerra Credit Union
Total Amount Donated - $10,000
(through corporate giving program)
Westerra decided this initiative was the “right thing to do” from an organizational standpoint.  While we are focused on growing our mortgage platform, we believe in giving back to the communities in which we work and live.  Beyond that, we believe that housing is a key piece for families and communities to flourish.  While no one anticipates something going wrong after a home is acquired, it feels great to be part of an industry funded initiative like this that can really help out people in uncertain times.  We feel like the Colorado Homeownership Coalition is a great program, and one of many ways individuals and companies can impact their community.  We specifically chose the $20 per closing option, as it allowed us to grow our support, as our volume grows. We couldn’t be happier with our involvement in CHC!!  - Jamie Slavin (Director of Mortgage Sales - Westerra CU)
Westerra Credit Union
If you would like to set up a Corporate Donation
for the Colorado Homeownership Coalition,
please contact Sindi Lillis at or 303-773-9565
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Sindi Lillis - Membership Manager
We'd like you to meet our Membership Manager, Sindi Lillis. She is available to answer all of your membership questions and will be notifying you when your membership is up for renewal.
Sindi Lillis
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Say HELLO! to our Featured CMLA Members
Gateway Mortgage Group
Mortgage Group
Member since 2013
Stonehill Group
Stonehill Group
Member since 2013
CMLA is YOUR Legislative Advocate in the Mortgage Industry
CMLA Legislative Update
Dieter Raemdonck - CMLA Lobbyist
Dieter Raemdonck - CMLA Registered Lobbyist
Dieter Raemdonck is the registered lobbyist for CMLA and his practice is focused primarily on government relations matters at the federal, state, and local levels. 
As a registered lobbyist, Mr. Raemdonck has invaluable expertise and experience communicating with state, county and municipal officials; state and federal legislators; executive branch employees; and state agencies and regulators. At the Colorado General Assembly, Dieter assists clients with all aspects of the legislative process, including drafting legislation, building coalitions, developing strategies for advocacy and messaging, lobbying legislators, and ultimately achieving clients’ desired policy outcomes. His clients have a broad range of priorities, from general business issues to education, energy, real estate, and technology.  In addition, he regularly advises and assists clients with political giving programs and campaign finance matters. 
Dieter’s practice also includes advocating client interests before regulatory bodies at the state and local levels. He often drafts proposed regulations, and represents clients before administrative boards and commissions. 
View all the bills CMLA is currently tracking
The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (LARAC) meets monthly to review proposed legislation and regulatory developments. We routinely comment on legislative and regulatory proposals to state and federal agencies, are active members of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and we attend the MBA’s National Policy Conference to engage with the Colorado Delegation in Washington, D.C.
Learn More about CMLA's Legislative Efforts
Join us for these upcoming CMLA Events
CMLA No Excuses Workshop
Due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19 virus,
we need to cancel this event for now.
We are working to reschedule and
a new date will be announced later in the year.
Every time you say “BUT” you are making an excuse that is preventing your greater success. After over 20 years in this business and speaking with over 250,000 mortgage and real estate professionals, we will explore some of the most common excuses used to explain why you are not closing more. BUT, we will not stop there. We will present effective and proven solutions to overcome those excuses, improve customer satisfaction and close more loans.
2020 CMLA Mortgage Lenders Expo
2020 CMLA Mortgage Lenders Expo
April 9, 2020 | Hyatt Regency DTC
The 2020 CMLA Mortgage Expo is back again, and it's going to be better than ever! Last year, we had over 500 attendees, a compelling exhibitor lineup, a roster of top industry speakers, and multiple event partners – and you can expect an even better Expo in 2020!
Attendees will experience a well-planned venue layout, high-quality networking opportunities, and an exciting expo floor featuring live tech demos, interactive networking activities, complimentary happy hour food/drinks and much more!
2020 CMLA Golf Classic
2020 CMLA Golf Classic
June 5, 2020 | Raccoon Creek Golf Club
Save the Date!
2020 CMLA Convention
2020 CMLA Convention
August 5-7, 2020 | Vail, CO
Save the Date!
CMLA Upcoming Events
CMLA has several education trainings, networking events and webinars in the works for 2019. Check back frequently
for more information.
CMLA Event Page
The CMLA Forums - Opportunities for Industry Leaders
CMLA Forums
The CMLA Forums provide industry leaders with opportunities to join together as peers to share ideas, opinions and support; to work together to understand, discuss and solve issues confronting the mortgage lending industry; and, to access executive session speakers and information that would not normally be available to the general membership.
Please click the link below for more information
about joining a CMLA Forum.
Learn more about CMLA Forums
Upcoming 2020 CMLA Forum Events
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
presented by Stephanie Treusein with Cherry Creek Mortgage
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
presented by Reggie Rivers and TJ Kennedy from Universal Lending
Thursday, May 14, 2020
presented by Jeff Babcock with STRATMOR Group
Thursday, May 14, 2020
presented by Jeff Babcock with STRATMOR Group
Friday, August 14, 2020
presented by Charlotte Tyson with Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Friday, November 13, 2020
presented by Jeff Carney with FranklinCovey
Thursday, March 12, 2020
presented by Ray Snytscheuvel with Garris Horn LLC
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Topic TBD
Thursday, May 14, 2020
presented by Jeff Babcock with STRATMOR Group
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
presented by Cary Whitaker, Vice Chairman of LARAC
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
presented by Hunter McAdoo and Rama Mohtadi with Fannie Mae
Thursday, May 14, 2020
presented by Jeff Babcock with STRATMOR Group
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
presented by Detective M. Adam Hughes
Who is CMLA?
CMLA Mission Statement
The Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association is an organization committed to responsible homeownership achieved through the practice of integrity-based lending. We serve our community through effective education, principled representation and gracious networking to advance free enterprise and the highest ethical standards in the mortgage lending industry.
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