TEXAS CITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT and SPA, 8212 BARTON CLUB DRIVE, AUSTIN
Those in attendance were: TCMA Board members: President Paulette Hartman, Assistant City Manager, North Richland Hills; Immediate Past President Julie Couch, Town Manager, Fairview; Vice President Chris Coffman, City Manager, Granbury; TML Board Representative George Shackelford, City Manager, Tomball; Region 2 Director Michael Marrero, Deputy City Manager, Odessa; Region 3 Director
Keith Selman, City Administrator, Clyde; Region 4 Director Paul Stevens, City Manager, Waxahachie; Region 5 Director John Whitson, City Manager, Texarkana; Region 6 Director Kyle Jung, City Manager, Manvel; Region 8 Director Erik Walsh, Deputy City Manager, San Antonio; Region 9 Director
Randy Wright, City Manager, Portland; Region 10 Director Joe Vera, Assistant City Manager, McAllen; Director-at-Large Kenneth Williams, City Manager, Buda; and Assistants’ Organization Representative Jason Garza, Assistant to the Assistant City Manager, Austin
Guest: Michael Ross, Assistant City Manager, Fulshear
TML Staff: Bennett Sandlin, Rachael Pitts, and Kim Pendergraft
President Paulette Hartman called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. and welcomed the TCMA Board members.
On a motion by George and a second by Julie, the Board approved the absence of Region 1 Director Randy Criswell, City Manager, Canyon; and Region 7 Director Jack Harper, Assistant City Manager, Waco
Regional representatives updated the Board concerning regional activities and openings.
Paulette reported she was scheduling visits to each TCMA region.
On a motion by Keith and a second by Randy, the Board approved the June 9, 2016, TCMA Board meeting minutes as presented.
On a motion by George and a second by Kyle the Board approved Life Membership for Allan Weegar.
RECEIVE REPORTS FROM TCMA COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES
Paulette reported that since the office of President-Elect is vacant, she will serve as the Professional Development Chair and Karen Daly will serve as Vice Chair. The Committee will meet August 25-26 in Austin to plan educational events for the year. The theme for the TCMA Annual Conference is “Music to Our Ears.”
Chris Coffman, Membership Committee Chair, reported that the Committee will meet on September 9
Julie Couch, Nominating Committee Chair, reported that the Nominating Committee will meet on August 17 to review the petitions and set the ballot for the special election for President-Elect.
Kim Pendergraft reported that the Ethics Committee will meet on August 16.
George Shackelford, Advocacy Committee Chair, reported that the Committee has not met since the last Board meeting. Bennett Sandlin provided an update on the Local, Texas Foundation.
Julie Couch reported that she will appoint a new Chair and Vice Chair for the Emerging Leaders Task Force. She will work with the Task Force to set priorities based on the current objectives and additional items set forth in the new Strategic Plan.
RECEIVE REPORT ON SENIOR ADVISOR ACTIVITIES
Linda Barton and Bob Livingston reported that they have divided the state by regions to better provide support throughout the state. They will make regional visits with the TCMA president to promote the program. Linda reported that Texas has established a Women Leading Government program.
RECEIVE REPORT ON TML-RELATED ISSUES
George Shackelford reported that the TML Board will meet October 4. He also provided a brief update on the TML Risk Pool. Bennett Sandlin provided a report on upcoming legislative issues.
RECEIVE REPORT ON ASSISTANTS-RELATED ISSUES
Jason Garza provided an update on statewide activities of the assistants’ organizations.
Kim Pendergraft presented the financial report. Board members suggested that funds be allocated for scholarships to the 2017 ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio and consider hiring a professional to develop a valid and reliable membership survey.
On a motion by Julie and a second by Kyle, the Board approved updating select appendices in the publication City Government that Works: History of City Management in Texas.
The next Board meeting is January 27, 2017 in Austin.
With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.