Scenic City Certification Program Now Accepting 2013 Applications
The Scenic City Certification Program, a project of Scenic Texas in cooperation with the Texas Municipal League and several additional partners, will accept 2013 applications through April 30. The Scenic City Program publicly recognizes cities with the established scenic standards that can provide a competitive edge in today's economy. The program supplies applicants an objective review of existing infrastructure ordinances for public roadways and public spaces, evaluated against the Scenic City model. Assessment is points-based, with every applicant receiving a detailed, scored evaluation. Cities earning the highest points are certified for five years.
Currently there are 36 Certified Scenic Cities in Texas. Visit www.sceniccitycertification.org for contact information and to access the application, example ordinance language, and current Certified Scenic Cities. For additional information, please contact Scenic Texas Executive Vice President Anne Culver at 713-979-4374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's Time for Show and Tell: Apply for a Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award
The Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Awards recognize and encourage the achievements of Texas cities in meeting the challenge of municipal government. The competition is divided into two population categories-cities less than 25,000 in population and cities over 25,000 in population. Within each of the two population categories, there are five subject categories-management innovations, communication programs, city spirit, public safety, and public works. The deadline to submit applications is June 7, 2013.
Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI)
Now is the time for elected officials to set the goal of obtaining certification through the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI). TMLI is a voluntary certification program for elected officials in TML member cities and is sponsored by the Texas Municipal League and the Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (AMCC). The highest level of recognition an elected official can obtain is Certified Municipal Official (CMO).