North Richland Hills Mayor Pro Tem Tito Rodriguez was named president-elect of the Texas Municipal League (TML) during the organization’s annual conference, which was held in San Antonio last week. He is the first official from North Richland Hills to serve as TML president-elect. Following a one-year term, he will become president of TML in October 2023.
NRH City Secretary / Chief Governance Officer Alicia Richardson was also appointed as the Texas Municipal Clerks Association’s Affiliate Director on the TML Board. She will serve a two-year term.
The Texas Municipal League is a statewide association that represents the interests of Texas cities at the state and federal level. TML also facilitates the exchange of information among 1,174 member cities across the state. Guided by its purpose statement—Empowering Texas cities to serve their cities—the League provides legislative, legal, and training services to city governments.
TML is governed by a Board of Directors made up of: president and president-elect; regional directors, one from each of the League’s 15 sub-state regions; affiliate directors, one from each of the League’s 21 affiliates; eight at-large directors, one from each of the state’s largest cities; all past presidents still in municipal office; and two ex officio directors, one from each of the TML risk pools.
Rodriguez was first elected to the TML Board in December 2019 as the regional director for Region 8, which includes 125 cities in Tarrant, Cooke, Denton, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, and Wise counties.