Disaster recovery story featured at TMCN conference

What happens after a community is completely flattened by a tornado? How does the community rebuild? Where do you even start? It happened in Greensburg, Kansas in 2007 and the current Mayor of Greensburg will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Texas Midwest Conference to share the unbelievable story. Mayor Bob Dixson will have a message that every community leader will appreciate.The 18th Annual Texas Midwest Conference is set for Oct. 19, at the Abilene Civic Center. City and county officials, economic development professionals and board members, chamber of commerce executives and board members, civic volunteers and student leaders attend the annual conference to learn more about the resources and services available to benefit communities.For complete details on conference agenda and pre-registration go to the Texas Midwest website at www.texasmidwest.org or call 325-795-8626.Texas Midwest Community Network is a one-of-a-kind regional organization in the State of Texas. It was formed in 1994 to provide a means by which communities can work together to accomplish what one community can not do alone.TMCN member cities include Abilene, Albany, Anson, Aspermont, Baird, Ballinger, Brady, Breckenridge, Bronte, Brownwood, Buffalo Gap, Cisco, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City, Comanche, Cross Plains, De Leon, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Eden, Goldthwaite, Gorman, Hamilton, Hamlin, Haskell, Hico, Knox City, Menard, Merkel, Miles, Munday, Ranger, Rising Star, Robert Lee, Roscoe, Rotan, San Angelo, San Saba Santa Anna, Snyder, Stamford, Sweetwater, Throckmorton, Tye and Winters.