Promoting the Profession

The City Managers of Tomorrow Committee and the TCMA Manager in Residence (MIR) Program continues to develop ways to introduce and promote careers in city management. TCMA is partnering with Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) and their #ELGLInspire Program to inspire students to pursue a career in local government and is designed to connect students with practitioners and learn about potential internships and jobs in local government. The MIR assigned to a university or college works closely with ELGL for a successful program.

The first #ELGLInspire event was held at the University of North Texas on October 19. The University of Texas San Antonio will host the next one on November 7. A future event is being planned at Texas State University.

Manager in Residence











Austin Bleess, Jersey Village city manager and TCMA manager in residence, shares the life of a professional city manager to students at the University of Houston.