Colleyville Receives 2019 Municipal Excellence Award
During the 2019 Texas Municipal League (TML) Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, the City of Colleyville received a 2019 Municipal Excellence Award in City Spirit for cities over 25,000 in population. The award recognized the City for its quarterly business promotion programs.
In 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation began a major reconstruction and expansion of State Highway 26, which is the main commercial corridor of the City of Colleyville. While seen as a much-needed transformation, Colleyville businesses along the corridor were negatively affected by the project – many seeing double-digit declines in sales. In response, the City implemented successful quarterly promotional programs that were created to encourage residents to support local businesses. The campaigns included a receipt collection contest by local schools, gift cards to all residents, and advertising assistance.
On hand at the Conference to accept the award were members of the City Council and staff including Mayor Richard Newton, Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Lindamood, Council Members Tammy Nakamura, Kathy Wheat, Callie Rigney, and Chuck Kelley, City Manager Jerry Ducay, Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery, and Assistant City Manager Mark Wood.
TML’s Municipal Excellence Awards recognize and encourage the achievements of Texas cities in meeting the challenge of municipal governance. Innovative problem-solving, excellence in management, increasing citizen participation, and reaching toward higher service levels are all daily occurrences in Texas cities, and they deserve recognition. This awards program seeks out the best of these programs to honor. Awards are given in two population categories (under 25,000 and over 25,000) and five areas (management innovations, communication programs, city spirit, public safety, and public works).
The 2019 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on October 9-11 and attracted more than 3,000 city officials, who learned ways to govern more effectively, discussed critical issues, and shared best practices and solutions.
TML is a voluntary association of 1,161 Texas cities. Guided by its purpose statement—Empowering Texas cities to serve their cities—the League provides support and services to city governments. The City of Colleyville is a member of TML.