January 17, 2014


Scenic City Webinar
Learn how the Scenic City Certification Program can benefit your city's economic development efforts by providing a green, uncluttered, and appealing place to live, work, and play. The program can improve the quality of life for your citizens, and attract new business and tourists. Register for the February 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Scenic City Webinar to learn about the program, and how your city can participate.


2014 Elected Officials' Conference Happens Once a Year
Join other elected officials in San Antonio, February 7-9, for an outstanding array of educational sessions, networking and problem-solving opportunities, and to celebrate our TMLI award-winners. Learn what you need to know about running for higher office, how the city council can generate revenue, next steps in implementing Proposition 6, retail development's fit with local economic development incentives, good governance in the 21st century, best practices in emergency management, and much more.

Plan your conference schedule

Register online by January 23 and save!


TML's LinkedIn Group: A Place to Connect, Share, and Grow
You're invited to join TML's new LinkedIn Group - a private group, open to officials in our member cities throughout Texas. TML's Linkedin Group will connect you with other busy city officials in a private forum. You'll have opportunity to post articles, discuss city issues, and share your insights and best practices.

Ask to join our Linkedin Group today!

It's time to apply for a 2014 Governor's Community Achievement Award
For more than two decades, Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) to ten Texas communities with the best grassroots environmental programs in the state.
The competition distributes $2 million annually in funding, and recognizes communities that are working diligently to create and sustain comprehensive environmental and beautification programs. Applications are now available. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by 5:00 pm. Visit the Keep Texas Beautiful website to learn more and apply.

Submit an application for a 2014 Traffic Safety Award
The National Safety Council's Our Driving Concern: Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program will honor Texas employers though a new awards recognition program. Traffic safety awards will be presented to Texas cities and businesses that encourage positive driver behaviors among employees on and off the job. The Our Driving Concern Program, funded through a Texas Department of Transportation traffic safety grant, helps employers implement well-developed policies and comprehensive workplace programs that can reduce traffic crashes.  

Any Texas business or city can submit an application by the February 28 deadline. An online application can be found on the National Safety Council website. If you have questions about the awards or traffic safety training programs, contact Lisa R. Robinson with the National Safety Council at lisa.robinson@nsc.org or (512)466-7383.

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Jan 23
Jan 31
Region 12 
Rio Grande City 
Feb 13
Mar 27
Region 16 
Apr 10
Region 8 
May 16-17
Region 12 
South Padre Island
Jan 30-31Texas City Management Association William "King" Cole Session 1
Feb 5Texas Public Employer Labor Relations Association (TxPELRA) Annual Workshop
San Antonio
Feb 6-728th Annual Civil Service Workshop
San Antonio
Feb 7-9TML Elected Officials' Conference
San Antonio
Feb 12Scenic City Certification Program
Feb 20-21 Austin
Feb 22-23
Feb 27-28 Salado
Feb 28 Meadows Place
Mar 10
Washington, D.C.
Mar 27-28 Richardson
Apr 4
Apr 11
Apr 14-15
Government Finance Officers Association of Texas Spring Institute
Apr 24-25

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