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.

George Shackelford, City Manager, Tomball

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

Region 1     
Randy Criswell, City Manager, Canyon

Region 2
Theogene Melancon, City Administrator, El Dorado

Region 3
Bryan Grimes, City Manager,  Ballinger

Region 4
Opal Mauldin Robertson, City Manager, Lancaster

Region 5
James Jeffers, City Manager, Nacadoches

Region 6
Clay Pearson,  City Manager, Pearland

Region 7
Brian LaBorde, Assistant to the City Manager, Buda

Region 8
Scott Wayman,  City Manager, Live Oak

Region 9
Vince Capell, City Manager, Kingsville

Region 10
Leonardo Olivares, City Manager, Weslaco

Committee Members:

Robert Camareno, City Manager, New Braunfels
Sylvia Carrillo, City Manager, Aransas Pass
Nora Cornado, Project Corrdinator, Arlington
James Earp, Interim City Manager, Kyle
Brant Gary, Director of Pyblic Works, Bellaire
Chelsea Gonzalez, Assistant City Manager, Addison
Jim Gray, City Manager, Ingleside
Jack Harper, Assistant City Manager, Waco
Randall Heye, Economic Development Director, Sunnyvale
Jennifer May, Director of Public Affairs, Sugar Land
Dinorah Sanchez, Management Assistant II, Sugar Land
Rebecca Vice, Executive Assistant to City Manager, Allen
Paul Virgadamo, City Manager, Conroe
John Whitson, City Manager, Texarkana