January 31, 2014, Number 3


Lt. Governor Dewhurst continues to release interim charges to committees of the Texas Senate to study prior to the 2015 legislative session. City-related charges relating to local debt and economic development are...


TML Small Cities' Problem-Solving Clinics

Small cities, we have a training workshop that is just your size--a TML Small Cities' Problem-Solving Clinic.  While each clinic covers the basics (key legal requirements, legislative updates, and a review of TML services), there is also plenty of time for you to discuss the issues important to your city during the legal question-and-answer sessions and roundtable discussion. For only $40 per registrant, the clinics deliver a high educational impact at a low cost.  For a list of scheduled clinics, visit www.tmlsmallcities.org

Apply for a Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award
Innovative problem-solving, excellence in management, increasing citizen participation, and reaching toward higher service levels are all daily occurrences in Texas cities, and they deserve recognition. The TML Municipal Excellence Awards seek out the best of these programs to honor. 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.

Join YouthNet Listserv
When you register for YouthNet, you are connecting to a community of city officials who are engaging their city's most critical resource--youth. Join YouthNet today to collaborate on youth-focused city initiatives, projects, and issues. The listserv is a complimentary service open to all TML member city officials. Join the YouthNet listserv.

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).  For details on the CMO designation and other certificate levels, go to the TMLI section of the TML website.  

TMLI Award Recognition at Elected Officials' Conference
Join us in San Antonio, February 7-9, for TML and AMCC's Elected Officials' Conference. You'll have opportunity to congratulate the 2013 TMLI Award recipients, and earn CEUs toward your 2014 TMLI Award. More than 250 elected officials will participate in this year's training and networking event.


Register online or onsite. 

Feb 6
Region 9
Feb 13
Mar 20
Region 3
Location TBD
Mar 21
Region 7
Mar 27
Region 16 
Apr 10
Region 8 
Apr 17
Region 2
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
Feb 22-23
Feb 27-28
Feb 28
Mar 10
Mar 27-28
Apr 4
Apr 11
Apr 14-15
Government Finance Officers Association of Texas Spring Institute
Apr 24-25

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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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