PEARLAND CITY COUNCILMAN SCOTT SHERMAN
ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE REGION 14
Pearland, Texas- Pearland City Councilman Scott Sherman has been elected President of Texas Municipal League Region 14 at the Region’s Annual meeting held in Galveston, Texas on August 18, 2012.
As the President of TML Region 14, Sherman will be closely involved in developing educational programs and workshops for city officials and in advocating measures to meet the needs of cities and their residents in Region 14 and across the State. TML Region 14 serves the Texas Gulf Coast and surrounding area in a 17 county region. The Region covers cities in Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Houston, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Wharton counties.
Elected to serve as the organization's 2012-2013 officers along with Councilman Sherman are First Vice President, Mayor Bert Miller of Navasota; Second Vice President, Bobby Marshall of Missouri City; and Regional Director, Mayor Julie Masters of Dickinson.
Organized in 1913, the Texas Municipal League exists to serve the needs and advocate the interests of its member cities. Membership in the League is voluntary and is open to any city in Texas. From the original 14 members, TML’s membership has grown to 1,121 cities. Over 16,000 mayors, council members, city managers, city attorneys, and city department heads are member officials of the League by virtue of their cities participation.
The Texas Municipal League has 15 sub-state regions that were formed in 1958. Regions exist to promote interest in city government on a regional level, facilitate the exchange of information among the cities in a region, and assist the TML Board of Directors in formulating policy that represents the diverse interests of the state.
The Texas Municipal League supports programs benefiting the cities of the regions and the State. TML develops policy, advocates for legislative issues on behalf of its members for consideration by the Texas Legislature, and provides training for cities throughout Texas.