Municipal Law 101: What Every Elected Official Should Know
Workshop and Webcast
Texas 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.
Gain insight into the key laws that affect you and your city at the Municipal Law 101 Workshop and Webcast, May 29-30, in Austin. Learn the basics in this abridged tour of the Public Information Act, personnel law, liability, election law, annexation, municipal court, land use, purchasing, and more. The workshop will help you better understand why your attorney advises in certain ways, and how you can better spot the issues that need legal review.
Course details and registration.
There's Room for 15 More "Fellows" at 2014 Leadership Academy
Capacity is limited to 70 at the TML Leadership Academy, a three-course, six-day program designed to enhance the leadership skills of city officials in Texas. 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
Register soon if you plan to attend.
Join the SolutionsNet Community
The SolutionsNet listserv makes it easy for you to access our most valuable resource-the experience and expertise of other member city officials. The TML listserv membership is open to all member city officials; all you have to do is complete a short online registration.
Once a member, you have access to archived discussion threads and documents. Most importantly, you can post questions and respond to requests from other city officials. By participating in SolutionsNet, you are solving problems with your peers, and building a catalog of resources for yourself and others to access.
And participating doesn't mean that your email inbox will be flooded with unwanted emails. The listserv allows you to customize what and how much information you receive.
To become a part of the SolutionsNet community, visit the SolutionsNet page of the TML website.
Help wanted? Let the TML Career Center Assist
The TML Career Center is the most frequently visited page on the TML website because it connects employers with potential employees. TML member cities can post job openings at no charge. Private sector companies can post job openings at a cost of $150 for a 30-day posting. For more information, visit the TML Career Center today.
Request for Nominations: Irrigator Advisory Council
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is requesting nominations for three individuals to serve on the Irrigator Advisory Council. Two of the individuals must be an irrigator licensed to work in Texas, and the third individual represents the public. Council members will be asked to serve a six-year term beginning in 2015.
To nominate an individual: 1) ensure that the individual is qualified for the position for which he/she is being considered; 2) submit a brief resume which includes relevant work experience; and 3) provide the nominee a copy of the nomination. The nominee must submit a letter indicating his/her agreement to serve, if appointed. A person may nominate themselves as well.
Written nominations and letters from nominees must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2014. For more information about the nomination process, contact Tracy Chandler, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Program Support Section, at 512-239-0629 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information regarding the council is available on the TCEQ website.