TEXAS CITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016
NOAH’S EVENT VENUE, 351 SOUTHWIND LANE, FAIRVIEW
Those in attendance were: TCMA Board members: President Julie Couch, Town Manager, Fairview; President-Elect Karen Daly, City Manager, Hutto; Vice President Paulette Hartman, Assistant City Manager, North Richland Hills; Immediate Past President Mike Land,
Deputy City Manager, Coppell; Region 1 Director Randy Criswell, City Manager, Canyon;
Region 2 Director Tommy Hudson, Deputy City Manager, Midland; Region 3 Director
Keith Selman, City Administrator, Clyde; Region 4 Director Allan Weegar, City Manager, Hurst;
Region 5 Director John Whitson, City Manager, Texarkana; Region 10 Director Michelle Leftwich, Assistant City Manager, McAllen; and Dinorah Sanchez, Administrative Manager, Sugar Land
Guests: Bob Livingston, TCMA Senior Advisor; and Adam Wilbourn, Assistant to the City Manager, Fairview
TML Staff: Bennett Sandlin; Kim Pendergraft
President Julie Couch called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed the TCMA Board members.
On a motion by Karen and a second by Randy, the Board approved the absence of
TML Board Representative George Shackelford, Tomball; Region 6 Director David Moss, City Manager, Southside Place; Region 7 Director Jack Harper, Assistant City Manager, Waco; Region 8 Director Scott Wayman, City Manager, Live Oak; Region 9 Director
Randy Wright, City Manager, Portland; and Director-at-Large Kenneth Williams,
City Manager, Buda
REGIONAL DIRECTOR REPORTS
Regional representatives updated the Board concerning regional activities and openings.
Julie reported that she is scheduled to visit TCMA Region 6, which will complete her visits to each TCMA region. She reported that she is working to appoint members to the Emerging Leaders Task Force and suggested that the Membership Committee further develop the Coaching Program.
SENIOR ADVISOR REPORT
Bob Livingston continues to contact members and encouraged the Board to appoint additional senior advisors.
On a motion by Karen and a second by Michelle, the Board approved the January 29, 2016, TCMA Board meeting minutes as presented.
On a motion by Dinorah and a second by Randy, the Board approved Life Membership for Scott Wall and Kerry Lacy.
RECEIVE REPORTS FROM TCMA COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES
Karen Daly, Professional Development Chair, updated the Board about the Committee’s activities. The William “King” Cole workshops and the City Management Clinic are complete. The Annual Conference keynote speakers are Verna Meyers, Frank Abagnale, and Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos.
Paulette Hartman, Membership Committee Chair, updated the Board about the Committee’s activities.
The Committee recommended and received Executive Board approval for the following awards:
• Ted Barron, Retired City Manager, to receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award
• Mike Goodrum, Assistant City Manager, Sugar Land, to receive the 2016 Mentoring Award
• Karen Daly, City Manager, Hutto, to receive the 2016 Administrator of the Year Award
• City of Richardson, to receive the 2016 City Council of the Year Award
• PEI Scholarships were awarded to Sereniah Breland, City Manager, Alvin; and
E.A. Hoppe, City Manager, Bulverde.
• Leadership Development Scholarships were awarded to Kelly Kuenstler, City Manager, Leon Valley; Micha Grau, Assistant City Manager, Hutto; and Debbie Maynor, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Austin.
• Ridley Scholarships were awarded to Shelley Elliott (University of Texas-Arlington),
Misty Ricketts (University of North Texas), and Erin Smith (University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs).
• Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarships were awarded to Malory Nehring, daughter of
Chad Nehring, City Manager, Center; and Ana Rodriguez, daughter of Phillip Rodriguez,
City Manager, Athens.
The Committee named the new document sharing service “TCMA Idea Share.” TML staff is working with the provider to develop the service. The membership will be notified when it’s complete.
Mike Land, Nominating Committee Chair, reported the 2016 election results. Paulette Hartman, Assistant City Manager, North Richland Hills, will serve as President-Elect; Chris Coffman, City Manager, Granbury, will serve as Vice President; and Michael Ross, Assistant City Manager, Fulshear, will serve as TML Board Representative.
Kim reported that Ethics Committee Chair Nick Finan will have an annual report in the May newsletter. She also reported there have been two ethics complaints filed. One is being reviewed by ICMA and one by a TCMA subcommittee.
Mike Land, High Consequence Infectious Disease Task Force Chair, reported that the response rate for training across the State has been positive. He will meet with Paulette and Jack Harper to discuss training opportunities for TCMA members.
RECEIVE REPORT ON TML-RELATED ISSUES
TML Executive Director Bennett Sandlin provided an update on the status of Local, Texas.
Ron Holifield, CEO, Strategic Government Resources, Inc. will act as fund raiser for the foundation. There are also plans to use Local, Texas as the platform to educate citizens on annexation issues. The information will be pushed through social media outlets. He also encouraged the Board to attend or send a city representative to the property tax/revenue cap hearings.
RECEIVE REPORT ON ASSISTANTS-RELATED ISSUES
Dinorah Sanchez provided an update on statewide activities of the assistants’ organizations.
Kim Pendergraft presented the financial report.
Julie suggested that the TCMA coaches survey and emerging leaders survey be used in the discussion at the strategic planning meeting. Kim will provide a copy to the incoming Board.
The next Board meeting is scheduled on June 9 in conjunction with the TCMA Annual Conference.
The strategic planning meeting and Board meeting are scheduled on August 11-12 at the
Barton Creek County Club in Austin.
With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.