KNOW YOUR CITY
The conference format included sessions on a variety of issues facing Texas cities.
Session topics included capital budgeting; small cities innovations; council and board dynamics; media relations; retail recruiting and implementing strategies for attracting retail recruitment; negotiating skills; generating municipal revenues; community sustainability, beauty and safety; issues going into the Texas Legislative session; citizen relations; interpreting statistics; managing change; a question and-answer session with the League’s attorneys; using technology for city and citizen interaction; citizen relations; and new technology being used by cities.
The conference also had more than 350 vendors and exhibitors including civil engineering firms, law firms, management consultants, solid waste collection firms, accounting firms, architectural and construction firms, parks equipment suppliers, and suppliers of municipal products such as fire trucks, police cars and street maintenance equipment.
The mayor, council members and city manager also discussed city issues with representatives from other communities.
The Texas Municipal League (TML) is an association representing more than 1,000 cities of all sizes in Texas.