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Municipal Marketplace at the 2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition

We hope you will join us in Austin for the 2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 8-11. This year's annual conference will feature an exhibit hall with more than 350 vendors that are eager to assist you meet the challenges of governance. Use this once-a-year opportunity to hunt down solutions and explore new opportunities. Look for your September Texas Town & City magazine for a list of exhibitors.


P.S. Bring plenty of business cards and your walking shoes to the conference. You will have over 160,000 square feet of space to explore in the exhibit hall.


Register for the conference now.


While the exhibit hall is filling up fast, we still have space for companies interested in exhibiting. For more information, please visit our exhibition website 



2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition Sponsors 
(as of September 4, 2013)


Each year, TML is honored to have the support of sponsoring companies. With their help, TML is able to deliver quality programing and productive networking opportunities. Let's thank our sponsors for their commitment to municipal government and continuing education.


Platinum Sponsors ($20,000)

Texas Masonry Council


Gold Sponsors ($10,000)

Acadian Ambulance Service of Texas

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP


RBC Capital Markets

Thomas Graphics, Inc.

TXU Energy


Silver Sponsors ($5,000)



Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C.


Focused Advocacy

Freese and Nichols, Inc.


HillCo Partners


Texas Disposal Systems

Texas Municipal Retirement System


Bronze Sponsors ($1,000)

Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin P.C.



GrantWorks, Inc.

Great-West Financial

GRT Mobile Solutions



Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

LNV, Inc.

McKibben & Villarreal LLP

Nationwide Retirement Solutions


Pioneer Credit, A Sallie Mae Company

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Smith Engineering Company

Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla & Elam, LLP

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Texas Political Subdivisions, JSIF


For more information on sponsorships, visit


TML Business Service Partner Spotlight: SuiteOne Media-Agenda and Meeting Management System

SuiteOne Media provides a simplified and affordable approach to online agenda and meeting management for cities of all sizes. There are two available services: SuiteView is a complete video on-demand and live streaming platform designed specifically for board, committee, and council meetings; and SuiteAgenda is an easy-to-use online agenda and meeting management system. For a full description of the valuable services our partners provide, visit the TML Business Service Partner page on the TML website.


Updated Handbook for Mayors and Councilmembers

The 2013 Handbook for Mayors and Councilmembers is now available. The handbook presents an overview of the functions, powers, and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers. Topics include policy development, goal-setting, council meetings, conflicts of interest, standards of official conduct, budgeting, personal liability, and media relations.


TML member cities can receive one copy of the handbook at no charge for each elected official, plus a reference copy for staff. Additional copies are $20 and can be ordered on the Publications page of the TML website. To inquire about your city's complimentary copies, contact us by email or call 512-231-7400.

Region 11September 12, 2013
Aransas Pass
Meeting Information
Region 16September 12, 2013
Port Arthur
Meeting Information
Region 13

September 13, 2013
Grand Prairie

Meeting Information 

Region 15

September 18, 2013
Meeting Information 

Region 3September 19, 2013
Meeting Information
Region 10September 19, 2013
Meeting Information
Region 8September 26, 2013
Region 9September 26, 2013
Meeting Information

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Texas Municipal League
1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400
Austin, Texas 78754
Phone: 512-231-7400
Fax: 512-231-7495


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