The annual conference of the Texas municipal League that took place at the city of Houston convention center from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th of October 2021 came to a close at noon of Friday with a closing session and brunch that had Mr, Matt Lehman , co-founder , social prosperity Partners as the closing key note speaker .
Mr, Lehman gave six strategies that will help Texas mayors and other local government staff and community leaders do a better job when they return to their municipalities , among which are , 1 Declaration of of community value 2 Recognition of what hurts 3 Giving those the leaders serve or their constituents and residents what they want 4 Hosting of courageous conversations where people can engage each other and or others 5 Avoiding binary choices 6 Accomodation , saying if it is human , it,s mentionable and if mentionable , it,s talkable or worth talking about .
The key note speaker underscored the challenging times and motivated the gathered leaders to return home to their municipalities , working with their people , engaging them to participate and partner with leadership to identify communal problems and solve communal problems .
The leader of the Texas municipal mayors and city leaders, the honorable Martha Castex-Tatum , a recognized leader in Houston and Texas thanked all those who contributed in making the conference a success and promised to work with her president elect and members , to do what the key note speaker alluded and advised , that is work with her fellow municipal mayors to identify and solve local , state , national and international problems are associated with their municipalities .
Some of the mayors under the leadership of honorable president Castex-Tatum run and or manage Texas border cities or municipalities and will be looking forward to their president to work with the governor of Texas , vice president Harris , president Biden and presidents of Mexico and other countries for solutions .
She may have to initiate and lead international trade missions that may enhance the work of her league ,as many of the members under her leadership have sisters cities relationships internationally .
The expectations may be much but president Castex-Tatum has the training and experience for the job entrusted in her hands .
The conference was adjoined with the next slated for San Antonio in October 2022 .
Dr, Ntuba Akwo Thompson , international politician , physician and communicator . Certified professional and expert global health USA. Adviser of prime ministers and presidents .