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.

Michael G. Ross, City Manager, West University Place

Vice Chair
Mark Israelson, Director of Policy & Government Relations, Plano

Region 1
Vicki Covey, Deputy City Manager, Amarillo

Region 2
Joyce Wilson, City Manager, El Paso

Region 3
Bryan Grimes, City Manager, Anson

Region 4
Clay A. Phillips, City Manager, Coppell

Region 5
Sean Pate, City Manager, Gladewater

Region 6
Kyle Jung, City Manager, Manvel

Region 7
Matthew Wojnowski, Assistant to the City Manager, Killeen

Region 8
Scott Wayman, Assistant City Manager, Live Oak

Region 9
Robert Turner, City Manager, Port Lavaca

Region 10
Joni Clarke, City Manager, South Padre Island

Committee Members:
Shawna Burkhart, 
City Manager, Converse
Randy Criswell, City Manager, Canyon
William Eisen, City Manager, Pearland
Jack Harper, City Manager, Hillsboro
Tom Hart, City Manager, Grand Prairie
Randal Heye, Assistant to the City Manager, College Station
James Jeffers, City Manager, Nacogdoches
Lambert Little, Interim City Manager, Cameron
Jennifer May, Assistant to the City Manager, Sugar Land
Federico Reyes, City Manager, Pecos City
George Shackelford, City Manager, Tomball
Jimmy Stathatos, City Manager, Flower Mound
Michael Talbot, City Manager, Bastrop
William Yenne, City Manager, Lake Jackson