VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy was in Round Rock, July 18-19, 2019 to attend the Newly Elected City Officials' Orientation, sponsored by the Texas Municipal League and the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners, an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League.
Elected officials from all over the state attended the meeting, which provided an opportunity for newly elected city officials to voluntarily enhance their knowledge of city government and sharpen their leadership skills.
In addition, the orientation offered an opportunity to visit with elected officials from across Texas to learn how other cities are coping with similar challenges.
During this event, attendees were offered sessions on topics such as leadership, open government, parliamentary procedure, financial responsibilities, ethics, economic development, and media relations.
"Meeting with 150 or so newly elected officials over two days of intense orientation/training is invaluable in preparing oneself to better serve those who elected us," Mayor McCoy said. "It reminds me of the old saying: You don't know what you don't know. I can honestly say now, though, that I know more than I knew before attending this training."
Newly elected Councilman Mark Loffgren will also be attending this training in August. Additionally, Mayor McCoy, Councilman Mark Loffgren and Councilwoman Jan Scott participated in the Texas Public Officials Workshop on July 17th organized by the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) in Victoria, TX.
The information in this article is from a press release sent by Diane Boyett, with the City of Victoria.
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