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Posted on: January 6, 2022

City of Coppell’s Tamara Smith Graduates from Texas Women’s Leadership Institute

Graduates of 2021 Texas Women's Leadership Institute holding diplomas

The City of Coppell is proud to announce that Budget Officer Tamara Smith has completed the coursework and successfully graduated from the 2021 Texas Women’s Leadership Institute. Smith was selected from a competitive field of local government professionals from around the State of Texas. She was one of 20 female executives who were chosen to participate in a program designed to prepare and inspire women to become female city managers in Texas.  

Smith participated in virtual sessions, course discussions, tours, in-person sessions (once COVID allowed), completed assigned books and was introduced to the female leaders in the Texas city management profession. The combination of leadership assessments, tours, and case studies allowed Smith to learn more about the intricacies of the city management profession and create a network of colleagues who will support each other in the future. 

“This program allowed me to gain knowledge and foster relationships with peers,” Smith said. “I am so thankful for the opportunity to go through the program and meet likeminded women who continuously look for inspiration and creative ways to lead others and serve our communities.”  

The City of Coppell recognizes that each employee in the organization contributes directly to the community’s growth and success and is therefore committed to encouraging employee training and development. The City of Coppell strives to ensure that all customers experience excellence in every interaction with a city representative, and employees are empowered to take the necessary actions to best serve the community. 

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