Current Board Minutes

TEXAS CITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
DALLAS/PLANO MARRIOTT AT LEGACY TOWN CENTER, PLANO

 PENDING APPROVAL

Those in attendance were: TCMA Board members: President Mike Land, Deputy City Manager, Coppell; President-Elect Julie Couch, Town Manager, Fairview; Vice President Karen Daly, City Manager, Hutto; TML Board Representative George Shackelford, City Manager, Tomball; Immediate Past President Dan Johnson, City Manager, Richardson; 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
Allan Weegar, City Manager, Hurst; Region 5 Director Michael Ahrens, City Manager,
Mount Pleasant; Region 6 Director David Moss, City Manager, Southside Place; Region 7 Director Brad Stafford, City Manager, Navasota; Region 8 Director Scott Wayman, Manager, Live Oak; Region 9 Director Randy Wright, City Manager, Portland; Region 10 Director Michelle Leftwich, Assistant City Manager, McAllen; and Director-at-Large Paulette Hartman, Assistant City Manager, North Richland Hills

TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft

Guests: Senior Advisor Jim Blagg; Senior Advisor Bob Livingston; Martha Perego, Ethics Chair and Mountain Plains Director of Member Services, International City/County Management Association; Carol Loughlin, Executive Director, TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool;

Brett Bowers, Marketing Manager, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool; David Rodriguez, Senior Regional Manager, Texas Municipal Retirement System; Monty Wynn, Assistant Director Legislative Services, Texas Municipal League; Greg Vick, City Manager, Watauga; Ann Eaton, Management Fellow, Austin; and Jackson Daly, Executive Assistant to the Assistant City Manager, Georgetown

President Mike Land called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. and welcomed the TCMA Board members.

On a motion by Brad and a second by Karen, the Board excused the absence of Assistants Representative Laura Cantu, Executive Assistant, San Antonio

Regional representatives updated the Board concerning regional activities and openings.

Jim Blagg and Bob Livingston reported on Senior Advisor activities.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Mike reported he had completed his visits to each of the TCMA regions and with the assistants’ groups.

MEETING MINUTES
On a motion by Karen and a second by Brad, the Board approved the April 24, 2015, TCMA Board meeting minutes as presented. 

RECEIVE REPORTS FROM TCMA COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES

Julie Couch, Professional Development Chair, reported that $89,500 in sponsorships was raised for the Annual Conference.

Karen Daly, Membership Committee Chair, reported that Evergreen Solutions updated the salary survey work plan and the final cost has been adjusted to $57,000. The cost each year to maintain a secured online database is $8,000. TML staff will review, sign and send the contract to Evergreen Solutions.

Dan Johnson, Nominating Committee Chair, reported that the Nominating Committee has not met since the last Board meeting.

Nick Finan, Ethics Committee Chair, reported that a train-the-trainer workshop will be scheduled soon. ICMA has approved changes to Tenet 12 and the guidelines. The Committee will review the changes and make a recommendation to the Board at the August Board meeting.

George Shackelford, Advocacy Committee Chair, reported that the Committee met May 1. They received a report on the status of the Life, Well Run and Local, Texas campaigns. The Committee will schedule a follow up meeting and focus on the Local, Texas campaign.

Julie Couch, Educational and Training Task Force Chair, reported that the Task Force is scheduled to meet on July 23. They are exploring partnership opportunities with Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

RECEIVE REPORT ON TML-RELATED ISSUES
Monty Wynn, Assistant Director of Legislative Services, Texas Municipal, League updated the Board about the legislative session.

RECEIVE REPORT ON ASSISTANTS-RELATED ISSUES
Ann Eaton, Management Fellow, Austin; and Jackson Daly, Executive Assistant to the Assistant City Manager, Georgetown, provided a report on the newly formed Urban Management Assistants of Central Texas (UMACT). 

RECEIVED REPORT ON ICMA-RELATED ISSUES
Martha Perego, Ethics Chair and Mountain Plains Director of Member Services, International City/County Management Association, updated the Board about ICMA activities.

REPORTS FROM THE TML RISK POOLS
Carol Loughlin, Executive Director, TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool, updated the Board about recent TML IRP activities. Brett Bowers, Marketing Manager, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool, updated the Board about recent activities.

REPORT FROM TMRS
David Rodriguez, Senior Regional Manager, Texas Municipal Retirement System, updated the Board about recent TMRS activities.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Kim Pendergraft presented the financial report. 

OLD/NEW BUSINESS

  • On a motion by Dan and a second by Michelle, the Board approved the 2015-2016 Budget as amended to include the adjusted cost for the salary survey.
  • On a motion by Tommy and a second by Randy, the Board approved the 2015-2016 TML/TCMA Services Agreement.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.