The Town of Bartonville just received the 2014 Municipal Excellence Award for its communications program during the Texas Municipal League 102nd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Houston.
The town was recognized for a multifaceted program to keep residents informed and engage the community, according to a news release.
The Bartonville website was redesigned to include information on elections, audits, public hearings, codes and ordinances, new resident information, overviews of departments and services and a community calendar.
In addition, the town provides an online notification service that pushes updates to subscribers on council meeting notices and agenda summaries. The town also prints a quarterly bulletin featuring information on special events, town services, meeting dates and other town-related notices.
“Combined, these three communication efforts help ensure that all residents are kept informed of critical issues facing the town,” officials stated in the news release.
Town Administrator Stacey Almond and Town Secretary Tammy Dixon accepted the award for the communications program category for cities with less than 25,000 in population while attending the conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The conference ends Friday, Oct. 3.
The Texas Municipal League, a voluntary association with more than 1,140 cities, serves the needs and advocates for city interests, according to the release. The conference attracted more than 4,000 attendees who attend work sessions and training seminars to discuss critical issues, share best practices and learn to manage cities more effectively.