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City of Tyler receives Community Partner of the Year Award from Tyler ISD

November 16, 2017


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For Immediate Release

Nov. 15, 2017                       



City of Tyler receives Community Partner of the Year Award from Tyler ISD


The City of Tyler received the Community Partner of the Year Award from Tyler ISD, during their annual State of the District luncheon. The award was established in 2014 through a partnership with Tyler ISD and the Tyler Area Business Education Council. The award is given annually to organizations that provide exceptional and innovative support to Tyler ISD. Previous award winners include:



Tyler Junior College (TJC) - for their collaboration with Bell Elementary Global Communications Academy. The goal of the TJC and Bell Elementary partnership is to bring awareness of the post-secondary educational opportunities to students and to provide an authentic college-going culture at Bell.



The Mentoring Alliance- provides three types of volunteer-based mentoring programs; Gospel Village, Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas and Rose City Summer Camps. Through Gospel Village, 138 volunteer mentors serve 136 Tyler ISD students at six campuses. After school enrichment programs through the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas are integrated on 11 campuses, and the Rose City Summer Camps served approximately 600 Tyler ISD students last summer.



Cooperative Teachers Credit Union (CTCU)- CTCU sponsors a variety of district events, including the Teacher of the Year Banquet and many campus events throughout the school year.

Accepting the 2017 award on behalf of the City of Tyler was Tyler Mayor Martin Heines. “We are proud to receive this recognition,” said Mayor Heines. “Through innovative initiatives, the City of Tyler and Tyler ISD are committed to furthering educational opportunities for our community’s children.”


Initiatives identified as part of the event program included the Mayor’s Mentorship Achievement Program and the City of Tyler’s “School is Cool” event.









About the City of Tyler


The City of Tyler, known as the “Rose Capital of the World,” is home to approximately 115,000 residents and is the major regional center for east Texas. Approximately 250,000 people come into the city each day to work, shop, and seek medical care or attend one of our four colleges and universities. Through conservative financial planning, we provide top-quality customer service to citizens, while paying cash for infrastructure needs and ensuring that the City’s collected revenues exceed expenditures. The City of Tyler has no tax supported debt and an AAA bond rating, a water supply that will last the next 75 years and we have landfill space to last until 2110. The City also provides residents with more than 1,000 acres of parkland which comprise 27 parks throughout Tyler. Our competitive fire protection rating is held by only 4% in the State and our Police Department in one of the first accredited in Texas. Our vision is to be the standard of performance excellence in local government. Learn more by visiting us online at

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