For Immediate Release                              Contact: Catherine Smith 202.962.3632
August 16, 2012                                            csmith@icma.org

WHY IS SEGUIN, TX, PROUD?
New video of the city released today provides answers.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, released a video featuring Seguin’s civic, political, and business leaders talking about how proud they are of Seguin, and how having a professional manager contributes to quality of life in the city.

Seguin, Texas – A proud, professionally-managed community” features appearances by:

  • Mayor Betty Ann Matthies
  • Thalia Stautzenberger, city secretary
  • Doug Faseler, city manager
  • Paul Castillo, League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Phil Seidenberger, CMC Steel
  • Robin Dwyer, attorney

The video takes viewers to familiar scenes of Seguin as the city’s leaders highlight the qualities that make them proud of their city: well-run government that delivers services efficiently and ethically; friendly, welcoming people; and the city’s natural beauty.

View the video.

The video is a component of Life, Well Run, ICMA’s campaign to raise awareness of the contributions professional local government managers make to cities, towns, and counties across the United States, building communities we’re proud to call home.

Earlier this summer, ICMA released “Seguin Lives,” a time-lapse video of Seguin.  The third, and final, video will be released in September.

Seguin is one of five pilot communities across the country to be showcased in the Life, Well Run campaign.

About ICMA
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to 9,000 city, town, and county managers and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.  The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.

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