Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge, in recognition of his commitment to continuing education, was recently awarded the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Certified Municipal Official designation. This is his fourth straight year to receive the award. This designation was presented at the TMLI Awards Ceremony at the Texas Municipal League and Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners’ Elected Officials’ Conference on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The recognition honors individuals who completed 72 or more continuing education units (CEUs) during the 2018 calendar year, and is the top award in the TMLI program. The 72 CEUs must include two hours of open government training. Forty-five Certified Municipal Official designations were earned statewide.
The TMLI program is designed to enhance the leadership and problem-solving capabilities of Texas’ elected city officials. Participants are offered educational sessions on social media, city revenue, ethics, governance, leadership, legislative issues, and more.
More than 200 elected officials from all over the state attended the three-day conference. The Texas Municipal League is a voluntary association of 1,158 Texas cities. The City of Bridge City is a member of the Texas Municipal League.
During the business meeting at the conference, Mayor Rutledge was elected to serve on the Texas Municipal League Board of Directors to represent the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (TAMCC), an affiliate organization of the Texas Municipal League (TML). The purpose of the TAMCC is to promote the proficiency of elected municipal officials and encourage and improve the cause of good and efficient municipal government in the State of Texas.