The City of Brownsville is proud to announce its Mayor and City Commission have been named the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Texas City Management Association (TCMA) City Council of the Year Award. This esteemed accolade is awarded annually to recognize and honor an outstanding Texas city (councils) commission that has made significant contributions to its local governance and the community it serves.
“This remarkable achievement is a testament to the unwavering commitment, innovative leadership, and collaborative spirit our City Commission has demonstrated in steering our community towards excellence,” said Helen Ramirez, AICP, Brownsville City Manager. “Under their guidance, our City is experiencing an economic development boom, improved public services, and enhanced quality of life for all residents. We are very proud of our City Commission for their many accomplishments and grateful for their tireless efforts to advance our City forward.”
In accordance with TCMA requirements for recognition, the selection of Brownsville’s city commission underscores its dedication to ethical governance, prioritization of the public welfare over personal and political agendas, effective policy making, financial prudence, support for professional development, and the fostering of harmonious relations among commission members. In addition, the commission’s unwavering commitment to enhancing community awareness and fostering positive community relations has set a benchmark for municipal leadership.
The nomination was sent to Region 10 of the Texas City Management Association. The TCMA selected the Brownsville City Commission for its extraordinary leadership accomplishments and their holistic approach to serving the Brownsville community.
“We are deeply honored to receive this recognition from TCMA,” said John Cowen, Jr. “This award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and collaborative spirit of our City Commission. Together, we strive to create a transparent, responsive, and inclusive government that serves the best interests of all our residents.”
The award will be officially presented to the Brownsville City Commission at the TCMA Annual Conference, which is scheduled for June, and which will take place at South Padre Island. This gathering of municipal leaders from across the state offers a fitting backdrop to celebrate the exemplary achievements of the Brownsville City Commission.
The City of Brownsville extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Texas City Management Association for this honor and to all City employees, residents, and community partners whose support and collaboration make such achievements possible. The City remains committed to building on this success to foster a thriving, vibrant, and inclusive community for all.
The TCMA is a professional organization of local government administrators and their affiliates dedicated to promoting the highest standards of governance, service, leadership, ethics, and education while embracing the diversity of Texas communities. TCMA’s mission is to support and promote professional local government management in Texas.