Elected Officials' Conference
Serving as a local elected official is a complicated and demanding job. The challenges facing our cities today are more complex, and today's economy requires doing more with less. Join us February 7-9 in San Antonio to explore innovative ways to solve problems, and network with your colleagues in other cities. To learn more and register, visit the website today!
TML Buyer's Guide
The TML Buyer's Guide is a searchable database of products and services for city governments. This comprehensive database of TML Associate Members allows you to browse through an alphabetical list of firms or search for a product or service category. Don't forget to use TML Buyer's Guide when researching solutions for your city.
Don't Recreate the Wheel: Reach Out to Colleagues on the SolutionsNet Listserv
Need some advice on starting a community garden? Interested in how other cities have structured their paid time off policy? Looking for a sample cell phone use policy? Wonder if other cities are outsourcing a particular position? Just ask. With SolutionsNet, you can reach out to other city officials and tap into their experience and expertise.
SolutionsNet is more than an ordinary listserv. It is a web-based communication system that allows you to ask questions, respond to inquiries, post documents, and search archived discussion threads. You can even customize what and how much information you receive in your email inbox. SolutionsNet is a complimentary service open to all TML member city officials. Join the SolutionsNet community today.
Purchasing Cooperative Endorsed by TML Returns $3.5 Million to Members
The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative Board announced the distribution of approximately $3.5 million to more than 1,200 of its members. This action is a result of continuing growth in the Cooperative's annual purchasing volume and membership, and brings the total amount rebated to members at just over $16.9 million since 2006. The Cooperative-endorsed by the Texas Municipal League, the Texas Association of School Boards, the Texas Association of Counties, and the Texas Association of School Administrators-was created in 1998 to increase the purchasing power of government entities and to simplify their purchasing by using a customized electronic purchasing system called the BuyBoard.
Put This on Your To-Do List for 2014: Submit a Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award Application
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 6, 2014. For more information and to apply, visit the TML Municipal Excellence Awards page on the TML website.