Advocacy Committee Current Meeting Minutes

TCMA Advocacy Committee
Texas Municipal Center, Luther Jones Conference Room
February 20, 2013

Members of the committee present at the meeting included: Michael Ross, City Manager, West University Place; Lambert Little; Jim Jeffers, City Manager, Nacogdoches; David Moss, City Manager, Southside Place; Randall Heye, Economic Development Analyst, College Station; Scott Wayman, Assistant City Manager, Live Oak; Chuy Garcia, City Manager, Alpine; Tommy Hudson, Deputy City Manager, Midland; Matt Wojnowski, Assistant to the City Manager, Killeen.

TML staff: Bennett Sandlin and Kim Pendergraft

Guests: Emily Torgerson, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy; Trish Hart, Managing Director, I&O Communications, Austin

Committee Chair Michael Ross opened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. and thanked everyone for attending. He gave an overview on the progress of the subcommittee working on the statewide program to educate Texas citizens at the local level.

Emily provided an overview of the research findings and a proposed campaign strategy for the statewide program to educate Texas citizens at the local level.

On a motion by Lambert Little and a second by Jim Jeffers, the committee recommends that the TCMA Executive Board approve the Statewide Campaign to Educate Citizens as presented by I&O Communications.

With nothing left on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m.