TMLI PreConference for Elected Officials
Session topics and times are subject to change without notice.
Wednesday, March 1
Noon–4:30 p.m.

Registration and Information

1:30–3:00 p.m.


TML President David Rutledge, CMO, Mayor, City of Bridge City; and
TAMCC Vice President Beverly Gaines, CMO, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Webster


Leadership Lessons of the CIA: Tools and Techniques for Local Government Success

When we think of the CIA, images such as James Bond, terrorists, and car chases come to mind. But, for the most part, that’s not reality. There are powerful tools and techniques used by agents around the world that will be highly effective at the local government level. In this session, you will learn the tricks of the trade as employed by a former CIA operative working in one of the most highly politicized and dangerous environments in the world: the collapsing Soviet Union.
Joe Serio, Ph.D., President, Government Leadership Training

3:00–3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m.

Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Recognition


TMLI Reception – immediately follows the awards ceremony (ticketed event)