March 28, 2014

Space is limited to 65 participants for TML 2014 Leadership Academy

TML announces its first annual Leadership Academy, a three-course, six-day program designed to enhance the leadership skills of officials who serve our Texas cities. Leadership Academy participants who complete all three of these courses will be awarded the prestigious TML Leadership Fellow designation:


June 19-20 - Course One: Personal Leadership Effectiveness

July 17-18 - Course Two: Citizen Engagement and Collaboration

August 21-22 - Course Three: Leading into the Future


Our faculty of respected thought leaders and professors includes: 

  • David Spivey, Ph.D., Director, Executive Leadership Development Program, University of Texas, Dallas, presenting the Leadership Challenge Workshop
  • Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., author and leadership coach, on Collaborative Leadership
  • Geoffrey Tumlin, Ph.D., president, On-Demand Leadership, on Ethical Principles
  • Gary McCaleb, Ph.D., vice president, Abilene Christian University, on Creating Community and Engaging Citizens

The TML Leadership Academy takes place just once this year.

Register early to reserve your space.


Municipal Law 101: What Every Elected Official Should Know

Cities and their elected officials are governed by thousands of laws. Not following them can lead to severe consequences, including jail time in some cases.  That's why cities have attorneys.  A part-time, volunteer official can't be expected to know it all, but you can know the basics.  Join us for Municipal Law 101. You can participate in person, or by our live videocast.


Our experts from throughout Texas will discuss types of government, public information act, liability, election law, dealing with the media, and more. You will gain knowledge to better understand why your attorney advises in certain ways, and how you can better spot the issues that need legal review.


Learn more and register.


Parliamentary Procedure Webinar on April 30 

Parliamentary procedure can be intimidating to city officials who lack basic knowledge, or don't have experience using it. Yet, it's a valuable tool in meeting management. It can make council meetings run more efficiently, and reduce the potential of actions being declared illegal or challenged for procedural deficiencies.

In this one-hour webinar, you'll learn how to properly apply these rules of order, avoid common pitfalls to protect the rights of all, shorten meetings, and expedite business.


Wednesday, April 30, 1:30 - 2:30 pm


 Course details and registration


2014 Annual TML Tax and Debt Survey Results Are Available

The 2014 Annual TML Tax and Debt Survey results are now available. Thank you to the 633 cities that responded to the survey (1,213 surveys were distributed). View the current survey results, and an archive from previous years, on the Surveys 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.

TML Buyer's Guide

The TML Buyer's Guide is a searchable database of products and services offered by TML associate members. The Buyer's Guide database allows you to browse through an alphabetical list of firms or search for a product or service category. Use the Buyer's Guide to explore solutions for your city.

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Region 2
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Region 6
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Region 15
May 16-17
South Padre Island
Jun 19
Region 3
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Apr 24-25
Apr 30
May 7-9
May 9
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May 14-16
May 29-30
Jun 6
Jun 18-20
Texas City Attorneys Association Summer Conference
South Padre Island
Jun 18-20
Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers Annual Conference
Jun 19-20
Jun 26-27
Jun 26-29
Texas City Management Association Annual Conference

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


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