City of Victoria Economic Development Director Danielle Williams recently graduated from the 2023 Texas Women’s Leadership Institute. She was one of 20 executives statewide who were chosen to participate in a program designed to prepare and inspire women to become city managers in Texas. Program participants are able to learn more about the intricacies of the city management profession as part of a network of colleagues who will support each other in the future. Williams participated in course discussions, tours and in-person sessions; completed assigned books; and was introduced to the female leaders in the Texas city management profession. Williams became the City’s first director of Economic Development in January 2022. She previously served as the executive director of the Victoria Main Street Program and as assistant director of Parks & Recreation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in recreation from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.