A Farewell to Tom Bryson

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Tuesday night, the TAMIO Board of Directors honored Tom Bryson with the organization’s prestigious Cheryl A. Soward Communicator of Distinction Award for his more than 30 years of service and leadership to government communication. The Board originally planned to present this at TAMIO’s 2020 conference in Arlington, but coronavirus had a different plan. So, instead, the award was presented at Tom’s last city council meeting. The change was fortuitous, as the entire Farmers Branch City Council and many of his colleagues were able to see the impact Tom has had on government communication that has reached far beyond the city limits.  Like so many of us, Tom started his career in journalism covering local news and city government in northeast Louisiana, east Texas, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. After six…
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Introducing TAMIO Thoughts

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Welcome to TAMIO Thoughts, our new blog you’ll see regular posts on starting today. These posts have one simple goal: continuing the conversation about communication beyond our annual conference. We all face similar issues, no matter the size of our community or where we are located in this huge state. So, in this space you’ll hear from folks dealing with major, timely issues and how they handled things like racial justice protests or how they kept their residents up-to-date on coronavirus. At other times, these posts will focus on the more routine aspects of our jobs like dealing with a particularly persistent resident on social media or finding the latest gadget to improve your video programming. No matter the topic, hopefully TAMIO Thoughts will keep us learning from each other…
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