Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has another feather to put in his hat. Kippler's has named Austin the best city to live in for the next 10 years.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named Austin, Texas one of its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade. The magazine will appear on newsstands on June 8.
“We are excited that Kiplinger's has recognized Austin,” said Mayor Lee Leffingwell. “Austin has been selected for our economic vitality, livability and innovation. The magazine made a point to mention our creative culture, neighborhoods and quality of life”.
Mayor Lee Leffingwell met with Kiplinger's Senior Editor Bob Frick earlier this year. Frick also met with representatives from Austin's Greater Chamber of Commerce, the City's Economic Growth and Redevelopment Office, small business owners and other Austinites.
“I'm particularly happy to see Kiplinger's observed our dedication to small business,” said Leffingwell. “In Austin, small business is big business and part of what makes our city cool”.
It's pretty likely Republican Governor Rick Perry is going to take credit for this. He takes credit for Houston's successes, so why wouldn't he take credit for the hard work of Lee Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, Bill Spelman, Sheryl Cole, Laura Morrison, Chris Riley, and Randi Shade?
Regardless, congrats to this council and previous members for their hard work. This sort of recognition doesn't happen overnight or because of one person.