Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney
Tyrone Cooper has been elected to the 16-member board of the International Municipal Lawyers Association. The IMLA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests and education of local government lawyers. IMLA champions the development of fair and realistic legal solutions, and assists members on the vast and cutting edge legal issues facing local governments.
Jeffrey Curl, Beaumont Police Detective
Det. Jeffrey Curl of the Beaumont Police Department was among several law enforcement officers across the state honored as a 2013 Texas Hero for Children. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Texas Regional Office, honored 11 officers for extraordinary efforts to protect children in September. Curl was recognized for his work investigating a Canadian suspect who targeted 12 Beaumont-area middle school girls. Working in conjunction with the Niagara Regional Police Service, Curl and his Canadian counterparts arrested the suspect, who was charged on four counts related to the online solicitation of children. Curl has been with the BPD for 19 years.
Ryan Slott, Director of Parks and Recreation
Ryan Slott was named in October as one of the best and brightest young professionals in Southeast Texas. The list of “40 Under 40” was compiled by Southeasttexas.com. An independent group of business leaders reviewed applications from a nine-county area. The winners were selected based on education, career achievements, goals, and civic participation. Slott has been with the City of Beaumont for 7 1/2 years. He started as the recreation superintendent, and took the top job in Parks and Recreation in 2011. You can find his profile along with all the other winners online at events.southeasttexas.com.