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KNOW YOUR CITY

City officials attend Texas Municipal League meeting
Kelvin Knauf
City Manager
Mayor Larr y Jones and council members Gerry Offield, Joyce Dalley and Toby Johnson as well as City Manager Kelvin Knauf attended the 98th annual Texas Municipal League Conference and Exhibition in Corpus Christi from Oct. 26-29.

Approximately 4,800 city offi- cials from across Texas attended the conference including mayors, council members, city managers and city staff from large cities and small cities.

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.

kknauf@rockdalecityhall.com


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