UTSA #ELGLInspire Speaker: Kent Myers

Posted on November 4, 2018


Meet the speakers for the November 7, 2018 #ELGLInspire event at the University of Texas, San Antonio! RSVP online for this event. This event hosted by GFOA, TCMA, and UMAST!

Kent Myers


City Manager, City of Fredericksburg

What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

Weekend Supervisor-Home for Neglected and Abused Children

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution?

University of Texas at Arlington-Undergraduate. TCU-Graduate

What was/were your degree(s) in?

BS in Criminal Justice MPA

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?

Budgeting, policy development, human resource, ethics

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?

Maintaining balance is the key to happiness

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Grit:The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?


What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?

Always exhibit a passion for what you are doing. The job seekers who display a real sense of passion will set themselves above the competition. In addition, be yourself and don’t be afraid to reveal who your really are as an individual.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).

Never display a sense that you are entitled to a job or anything else in life.

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

It is your opportunity to make a difference in serving and improving the lives of people every day.

RSVP online for this event. This event hosted by GFOA, TCMA, and UMAST!

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