The Texas Municipal League recognized Marilyn Clay, City Councilwoman as a Leadership Fellow on Friday, May 13, at the Austin Marriott North Hotel in Round Rock.
Marilyn Clay was honored by Bennett Sandlin, Texas Municipal League (TML) Executive Director, during the awards ceremony. The award recipients - elected, appointed, and other city officials from throughout Texas - voluntarily completed more than 30 hours of training, held over two months, to enhance their leadership skills.
Participants explored the principles and characteristics of ethical leadership, learned to build trust and community, discovered ways to improve team-building and communication skills, and practiced negotiation for strategic influence. They discussed local issues in the broader leadership context, with the goal of applying learnings to their public service role and to benefit their cities and residents.
Created in 1913, the Texas Municipal Leage is a nonprofit organization that provides legal guidance, legislative advocacy, publications, training and networking opportunities to officials from over 1,170 cities in Texas.