TCMA Membership Committee
April 12, 2013
Wyndham Love Field, Dallas
Members of the committee present at the meeting included: Chair Mike Land, Deputy City Manager, Coppell; Vice Chair Wendy Smith, Assistant City Manager, McAllen; Eddie Edwards, City Manager, Borger; Courtney Sharp, City Manager, Midland; Christal Kliewer Weber, Assistant City Manager, Tomball; Adam Miles, City Manager, Hewitt; David Harris, Executive Director of Support, Schertz; Mario Canizares, Deputy City Manager, Coppell; Ted Chinn, Managing Director of Administrative Services, Mesquite; Kevin Hugman, Assistant City Manager, Wichita Falls; Tim Kelty, Assistant City Manager, Red Oak; Bill Lindley, Town Administrator, Highland Park; Murvat Musa, City Administrator, Ransom Canyon; Nathan Watkins, Assistant to the City Administrator, Mont Belvieu.
TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft
Guests: Tom Muehlenbeck
Committee Chair Mike Land called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. and thanked the committee members for participating.
Mike and Courtney reviewed and discussed modifications to the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) sponsorship guidelines and suggested including endorsement guidelines. On a motion by Eddie and a second by Murvat, the committee recommends the Board approve modifications and updates to the TCMA sponsorship guidelines as presented (see Exhibit A attached).
Mike and Courtney also discussed a guiding statement to be used by TCMA for potential donors. On a motion by Wendy and a second by David, the committee recommends to the Board the following statement:
Disclosure of Non-deductibility of Contributions:
TCMA is a 501c6 Membership Organization, and therefore, any donations to the organization are not tax deductible. Those interested in providing scholarship opportunities to TCMA members or their families are encouraged to contact the various universities throughout the State of Texas offering public administration or similar graduate degree programs in support of their existing scholarship programs and giving opportunities.
Christal presented guidelines for future TCMA scholarships. On a motion by David and a second by Adam, the committee recommends the Board approve the guidelines as presented (see Exhibit B attached).
The committee discussed required ethics training for new members. On a motion by Wendy and a second by Murvat, the committee recommends the Board approve the two hours ethics session at the William “King” Cole I workshop as fulfillment of ethics training for new members.
Mike asked the committee to submit ideas for services TCMA should offer Texas cities and additional ideas to enhance the current TCMA mission statement. These will be reviewed and discussed at the next meeting.
The committee reviewed the TCMA Strategic Plan as it relates to the Membership Committee. Committee members volunteered to complete the following objectives:
• Objective 2: Pending Leadership Task Force recommendations
• Objective 2: David Harris
• Objective 3: Christal Kliewer Weber
• Objective 4: Murvat Musa
• Objective 5: Completed. Pending Board approval.
• Objective 6: Kevin Hugman
• Objective 8: David will continue working to develop a brochure.
The Board approved including the City Management Clinic and the Cole workshops for in-transition members on January 25, 2013.
On a motion by Courtney and a second by Bill, the committee recommends the Board approve the following candidates for the CPM Scholarship:
TCMA Recipients: Kathy Pollock, Assistant to the Administrator, City of Somerville; and Joshua Smith, Human Resources Director, City of Schertz, receive the remaining funds needed to complete the program (Tracks 5, 6, and 7 at $595 per track, for a total of $1785.00)
Texas State University Recipient: Jennifer Garver, City Manager, City of Uvalde
On a motion by Christal and a second by Murvat, the committee recommends the Board approve the following candidates for the Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship: Clancy David, son of Stan David, City Manager, City of Denver City; and Kristin Kaiser, daughter of Mark Kaiser, City Manager, City of Stephenville.
On a motion by Courtney and a second by Eddie, the committee recommends the Board approve the following candidates for the Ridley Scholarship: Cassandra Holtz, University of North Texas; and Francisco Gonzalez, University of North Texas.
The next meeting is scheduled on May 3 at 9:30 a.m. by conference call.
With nothing left on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.