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Do you "Like" and "tweet" a lot? Well then we have a surprise for you! TML is now on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you follow and like us so that you are the first to know about TML happenings. We are looking forward to connecting with you!
Final Call for Scenic City Certification Program
This is your final call to apply for the Scenic City Certification Program, sponsored by Scenic Texas and the Texas Municipal League. Join other cities around Texas in gaining an objective assessment of your city's scenic infrastructure standards. Under a points-based certification system, your city may become a Certified Scenic City! The deadline to apply is Friday, May 3. Please contact Anne Culver at 713-629-0481 or www.sceniccitycertification.org.
Texas Association of Former Municipal Officials (TAFMO)
Each year, the League loses contact with many veteran elected and appointed officials as they conclude their time in public service to Texas cities. With these departures, the knowledge and experience these former city officials gained over the years are lost to TML. The Texas Association of Former Municipal Officials (TAFMO) provides an opportunity for former municipal officials and TML to stay in touch. Benefits include a subscription to Texas Town & City magazine, special registration rates to the TML Annual Conference and Exhibition, and the opportunity to network with former colleagues.
Your City Deserves the Recognition: 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.
Elected Official's Packet Has You Covered
The Elected Official's Packet contains several essential TML publications and informational materials, including the Handbook for Mayors and Councilmembers and the How Cities Work publication. TML member cities can receive one packet at no charge for each elected official, plus a reference copy for city staff. To inquire about your city's complimentary packets, send an e-mail to the TML Member Services Department. Please include your mailing address and the number of packets you would like to receive.