Several city of Waxahachie employees and elected officials recently attended the 95th Texas Municipal League Conference in Dallas.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Changing What Is Possible, Together,” with the four-day meeting providing an opportunity for city officials to attend workshops addressing current municipal issues.

In addition, the conference offered a chance to visit with elected and appointed officials from across Texas to learn how other cities are addressing the challenges facing local government today.

During the meeting, conference attendees were offered a number of sessions on leadership principles, ethical responsibilities, utility issues, communication skills, technology and other topics.

Delegates also had the opportunity to hear presentations by Bill Strickland, with the Manchester Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.; Steve Ford, son of the late President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford; Dr. Lawana Gladney, president of Gladney and Associates in Richardson; and Scott Friedman, a motivationalist from Denver.

Attending from Waxahachie were Mayor Joe Jenkins and council members Joe Gallo; Paul Stevens, city manager; Michael Scott, assistant city manager; Lori Saunders, city secretary; Jeff Chambers, public works direc tor; Clyde Melick, planning director; and Gayle Sims, human resources director.

More than 4,000 municipal officials, guests and exhibitors attended the conference, which was sponsored by the Texas Municipal League, a voluntary association of more than 1,200 Texas cities. The city of Waxahachie is a member of the Texas Municipal League.