The Texas City Management Association has selected the Mansfield City Council as the recipient for its City Council of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors city councils that have made significant contributions to local government in Texas.
The organization recognized the council’s commitment to ethics, citizen welfare, policy-making, financial management, promoting positive community relations, and more, in 2022. The organization selected the Mansfield City Council among submissions from across the state.
“This achievement would not be possible without every member of the City Council working together toward a shared vision,” said Mayor Michael Evans. “I am proud to serve on this team and accomplish big things for the people of Mansfield.”
The organization is composed of municipal government professionals from across the state. It holds the highest standards for governance, service, leadership and ethics.
“This City Council is most deserving of this recognition and it is easy to take for granted the hard work these men and women put into their roles as leaders,” City Manager Joe Smolinski said.
“They have the utmost respect for the seat they serve, they approach discussions with one another and the public civilly, and they take the initiative to build a better tomorrow for Mansfield.”
The organization will celebrate the City Council at its annual conference in June.
Mansfield, Texas, is a booming city, nestled between Fort Worth and Dallas, but with a personality all its own. The city’s 76,247 citizens enjoy an award-winning school district, vibrant economy, historic downtown, prize-winning park system and community focus spread across 37 square miles. The Mansfield Record is dedicated to reporting city and school news, community happenings, police and fire news, business, food and restaurants, parks and recreation, library, historical archives and special events. The city’s only online newspaper launched in September 2020 and will offer introductory advertising rates for the first three months at three different rates.