Newly Elected Officials' Orientations
Serving as a city official can be the most rewarding and satisfying of all areas of public service. It can also be the most challenging. Recognizing these challenges, the Texas Municipal League and Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners designed a one-of-a-kind training opportunity specifically for newly elected city officials.
From better understanding your financial oversight responsibilities, to learning more about interacting with the media, to gaining a perspective on key local government issues, this orientation will give you a solid foundation for beginning or continuing your public service role.
July 24-25 in Bastrop, or August 15-16 in Irving, for this valuable learning experience and chance to network with your colleagues from across the state.
As an elected or appointed city official, you need the media on your side. Whether it's print, radio, broadcast, or social, the media can help you tell your story, reach your target audience, and raise awareness and support for key initiatives.
In this one-hour webinar, Reyne Telles, Communications Director for Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Alicia Dean, Senior Public Relations Specialist for the City of Austin, will share practical tips for effective media relationships. They'll discuss:
- Your role with the media
- What makes a story newsworthy
- How to prepare for a successful media interview
Thursday, July 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $65 per computer connection
Learn more and register.
Every day, Texas cities implement innovative solutions to local challenges that result in improved services, taxpayer cost savings, and strengthened community pride. The Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Awards have honored the best of these programs for nearly 20 years. Join the list of cities that have won awards, or add another trophy to your display box, by submitting an application. The 2014 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.
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.