Advocacy Committee

The TCMA Advocacy Committee will facilitate membership involvement in the Texas Municipal League Legislative process by:

  • Assisting TML in soliciting the TCMA membership and elected officials to actively engage in the legislative process.
  • Vetting legislative issues of importance to the membership. Recommendations shall be submitted to the TCMA Board, which shall comply with affiliate “Mandatory Conditions Related to Legislative Activities” of TML.

Chair
George Shackelford, City Manager, Tomball

Vice Chair
Michael G. Ross, City Manager, West University Place

Region 1     
Randy Criswell, City Manager, Canyon

Region 2
Tommy Phillips, City Administrator, Sminole

Region 3
Bryan Grimes, City Manager, Ballinger

Region 4
Harlan Jefferson, Town Manager, Prosper

Region 5
James Jeffers, City Manager, Nacadoches

Region 6
John McCarter, Management Assistant, Pearland

Region 7
Hugh Walker, Deputy City Manager, Bryan

Region 8
Robert Camareno, City Manager, New Braunfels

Region 9
Jim Gray, City Manager, Ingleside

Region 10
Leonardo Olivares, City Manager, Weslaco

Committee Members:

Nora Cornado, Project Corrdinator, Arlington
James Earp, Interim City Manager, Kyle
Ann Eaton, Management Fellow, Austin
Rudy Garza, President, GarzaBury, LLC.
Randall Heye, Director of Economic Development, Sunnyvale
Chris Jarmon, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Beaumont
Brian LaBorde, Assistant City Manager, Buda
Jose Madrigal, Deputy City Manager, McKinney
Jennifer May, Director of Economic Development, Sugar Land
Clay Pearson, City Manager, Pearland
Erik Rejino, Director of Community Development, Levelland
Barry Sullivan, City Manager, Gainesville
Rebecca Vice, Assistant to City Manager, Allen
Paul Virgadamo, City Manager, Conroe
John Whitson, City Manager, Texarkana