Current Board Minutes

TEXAS CITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
MOODY GARDENS HOTEL, SEVEN HOPE BOULEVARD, GALVESTON

Those in attendance were: TCMA Board members: President Dan Johnson, City Manager, Richardson; President-Elect Mike Land, Deputy City Manager, Coppell; TML Board Representative Michael Ross, City Manager, West University Place; Immediate Past President Bert Lumbreras, Assistant City Manager, Austin; Region 1 Director David Brunson, City Manager, Muleshoe; Region 2 Director Tommy Hudson, Deputy City Manager, Midland; Region 3 Director Bill Funderburk, City Administrator, Hamilton; Region 4 Director Alan Sims, City Manager, Cedar Hill; Region 5 Director Michael Ahrens, City Manager, Mount Pleasant;Region 6 Director Brant Gary, Deputy Assistant Director, Houston; Region 7 Director Brad Stafford, City Manager, Navasota;  Region 8 Director Mark Browne, City Manager, Alamo Heights; Region 9 Director Bob Turner, City Manager, Port Lavaca; Region 10 Director Michelle Leftwich, Assistant City Manager, Mercedes; Director-at-Large Paulette Hartman, City Manager, Joshua; and Assistants’ Organizations Representative Cori Romashkina, Fiscal Project Analyst, North Central Texas COG

TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft

Guests: Bob O’Neill, Executive Director, International City/County Management Association; Jeff Thompson, Assistant Executive Director, TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool; and Julian Fontana, Senior Account Executive, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool

President Dan Johnson called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. and welcomed the TCMA Board members and guests.

On a motion by Mark and a second by Michael, the Board excused the absence of TCMA Vice President David Harris.

Regional representatives updated the Board concerning regional activities and openings.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dan provided an annual review and commended the Board for their work.

MEETING MINUTES
On a motion by Bill and a second by Mark, the Board approved the April 25, 2014, TCMA Board meeting minutes as presented.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
On a motion by Tommy and a second by Michael, the Board approved 23 new members. 

Full
Kristi Aday Assistant City Manager New Braunfels
Rey Arellano Assistant City Manager Austin
Keith Bonds Assistant City Manager Longview
John Cabrales Jr. Assistant City Manager Denton
John Dean City Manager Pilot Point
Joseph Dunn Deputy City Manager Bryan
Jeffrey Johnston Assistant City Manager Brownsville
Ben Medina City Administrator Rio Hondo
Mark Roath City Administrator Castroville
Josh Selleck Assistant City Manager Cedar Park
Dr. Albert Thigpen Director Human Resources, Civil Service, Parks and Recreation Port Arthur
Associate
Alex Agnor Council Coordinator Arlington
Jackson Daly Executive Assistant to the Assistant City Manager Georgetown
Jason Garza Assistant to the Assistant City Manager Austin
John McCarter Management Assistant 1 Sugar Land
Robert Merrifield, Jr. Supervisor, Aviation Department Austin
Jason Moore Assistant to the City Manager Richland Hills
Lindsey Oskoui Director of Planning and Development Bee Cave
Bryce Simpson Program Specialist South Plains Association of Governments
Alley Williams Management Assistant 1 Sugar Land
Student/Intern
Cicely Kay Student University of Texas
Mauro A. Lopez Management Intern Cedar Park
Mark Woodard Student University of Texas

 

RECEIVE REPORTS FROM TCMA COMMITTEES
Dan Johnson, TCMA Executive Committee chair, reported that the Executive Committee has not met since the last Board meeting.

Mike Land, TCMA Professional Development Committee chair, updated the Board about the Committee’s activities.

  • $70,500 in sponsorships was raised to defray the cost of the Annual Conference.
  • A subcommittee developed a draft of the Texas brand for the Cal-ICMA Coaching Program. TML staff will create the final brochure. The subcommittee set an August 15 deadline to recruit coaches for the program. On a motion by Bob and a second by Bill, an open call for coaches will be made to the membership. The TCMA Board will be given the opportunity to review the list of volunteers and the Executive Board will ratify the final list.

Kim reported that the TCMA Membership Committee did not have anything to bring before the Board.

Bert Lumbreras, Nominating Committee chair, reported that the Nominating Committee has not met since the last Board meeting.

Kim reported that the Ethics Committee has not met since the last Board meeting.

Michael Ross, Advocacy Committee chair, reported that the Committee has not met since the last Board meeting.

RECEIVE REPORT ON ICMA-RELATED ISSUES
Bob O’Neill, ICMA Executive Director, provided an update on recent ICMA activities.

RECEIVE REPORT ON ASSISTANTS-RELATED ACTIVIES
Cori Romashkina provided an update on the recent activities of the statewide assistants’ organizations. She stated that each organization president plans to meet prior to the TCMA Board meeting to develop a joint report.

REPORTS FROM THE TML RISK POOLS
Jeff Thompson, Assistant Executive Director, TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool, updated the Board about recent TML IRP activities. Julian Fontana, Senior Account Executive, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool, updated the Board about recent TML MultiState IEBP activities.

REPORT FROM TMRS
Paulette updated the Board about recent TMRS activities.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Kim Pendergraft presented the financial report.

OLD/NEW BUSINESS

  • Dan gave a report on the Public Executive Institute.
  • On a motion by Alan and a second by Bert, the Board approved the TML/TCMA Service Agreement.
  • On a motion by Tommy and a second by Brant, the Board approved the 2014-2015 TCMA Budget.
  • On a motion by Mike Ahrens and a second by Michelle, the Board approved the Statement of Policy for the Range Rider Program.
  • On a motion by Mark and a second by Bob, the Board approved Dan to sign the Range Rider Statement of Policy.
  • TML staff will send an open call to the TCMA membership for those interested in serving as a Range Rider. In addition, TML staff will send a printed copy of the call to Life Members.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.