TEXAS CITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
TEXAS MUNICIPAL CENTER, LUTHER JONES ROOM, 1821 RUTHERFORD LANE, AUSTIN
Those in attendance were: TCMA Board members: President Bert Lumbreras, Assistant City Manager, Austin; President-Elect Dan Johnson, City Manager, Richardson; Vice President Mike Land, Deputy City Manager, Coppell; TML Board Representative Michael Ross, City Manager, West University Place; Immediate Past President David Landis, City Manager, Perryton; Region 1 Director Vince DiPiazza, City Manager, Dumas; Region 2 Director Tommy Hudson, Deputy City Manager, Midland; Region 3 Director Darron Leiker, City Manager, Wichita Falls; Region 4 Director Alan Sims, City Manager, Cedar Hill; Region 5 Director Mo Raissi, City Manager, Jacksonville; Region 6 Director Brant Gary, Deputy Assistant Director, Houston; Region 7 Director Kim Foutz, Assistant City Manager, Temple; Region 8 Director Mark Browne, City Manager, Alamo Heights; Region 9 Director Jim Gray, City Manager, Ingleside; Region 10 Director Michelle Leftwich, Assistant City Manager, Mercedes; Director-at-Large David Harris, Executive Director of Support, Schertz; Assistants’ Organizations Representative Stephanie Russell, Administrative Manager, Sugar Land.
TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft
Guests: Leadership Task Force Chair Tom Muehlenbeck, retired city manager, Plano; and Ethics Committee Chair Karen Daly, Assistant City Manager, Sugar Land
President Bert Lumbreras called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed the TCMA Board members and guests.
Regional representatives updated the Board concerning regional activities and openings.
On a motion by David Harris and a second by Michelle Leftwich, the Board approved the August 10, 2012, TCMA Board meeting minutes as presented.
Bert Lumbreras reported on the status of his TCMA region visits. He attended the Urban Management Assistants of North Texas (UMANT) 40th Anniversary Celebration. The LBJ School of Public Affairs-University of Texas will make a formal proposal to the Leadership Task Force to reinstitute the Public Executive Institute. Bert will attend the ICMA Board meeting and dinner in El Paso on February 22 and will attend the ICMA Mountain Plains Summit in Aurora, Colorado, on May 2-3. He also reported that the TCMA educational session and the TCMA exhibit booth at the 100th TML Annual Conference and Exhibition were a success.
On a motion by Michelle Leftwich and a second by Dan Johnson, the Board approved 28 new memberships and Life membership for Bill Keffler, retired city manager, Richardson.
Carl Alsabrook City Manager Royse City Bill Shipp, CM, Bonham
Lonny Cluck City Manager Canton Andy McCuistion, CM, Breckenridge
James W. Cox City Administrator Groesbeck Vince DiMaggio, CA, Teague
Robert Daake Deputy City Manager McKinney Jason Gray, CM, McKinney
Ben Griffin City Administrator Piney Point Village Hector Forestier, CM, Piney Point Village
Kevin Huckabee Assistant City Manager Whitehouse Larry Morgan, CM, Bullard
Don Magner Assistant City Manager Richardson Cliff Miller, ACM, Richardson
Todd Parton City Manager Kerrville Kristine Ondrias, ACM, Kerrville
Mike Sims Assistant City Manager Terrell Torry Edwards, CM, Terrell
Shane Stokes Assistant City Manager Pampa Richard Morris, CM, Pampa
Rex White City Manager Grand Saline Jim Moffeit, CA, Candler
Raymond Zella, Jr. City Manager Cuero Sereniah Breland, CM, Gunthrie
Ashlea Boyle Special Projects Coordinator Kerrville Kristine Ondrias, ACM, Kerrville
Brian DeLatte Dir. of Public Works & Development Portland Mike Tanner, CM, Portland
David Gaines Assistant to the City Manager Celina Mike Foreman, CM, Celina
Alicia Hills-Oyedele Assistant to City Manager Lancaster Opal Mauldin Robertson, CM, Lancaster; Sarah Korpita Community Director Navasota Brad Stafford, CM, Navasota
Esther Kathleen Neel Pollock Assistant to the Administrator Somerville Kelvin Knauf, CM, Rockdale; Dinorah Sanchez Management Assistant Sugar Land Allen Bogard, CM, Sugar Land
Michael Self Public Works Director White Oak Charles Smith, City Coord, White Oak
Mary Vail-Grube Assistant to Assistant Manager Plano Bruce Glasscock, CM, Plano
Marian Vargas Information Services Manager Alamo Heights Mark Browne, CM, Alamo Heights
Andrew Paul Bill Computer Analyst Bell County David Huseman, CM, Morgan’s Point Resort
Bernie Parker Engineering Project Coordinator Keller Steve Polasek, CM, Keller
Margaret Somereve Management Assistant TX Coalition for Affordable Power Julie Johnston, CA, Dickinson
James Hartshorn Intern Missouri City Edward Broussard, CM, Missouri City
Michael Montgomery Intern/Student UNT/Celina Mike Foreman, CM, Celina
Alora Wachholz Student UNT Tom Brymer, TM, Westlake
RECEIVE REPORTS FROM TCMA COMMITTEES
Bert Lumbreras, TCMA Executive Committee chair, updated the Board about the committee’s activities. The Executive Committee had reviewed and discussed the final document for the Strategic Plan and approved a $1,000 sponsorship for the UMANT 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Tom Muehlenbeck, chair of the Leadership Task Force, updated the Board about the task force’s activities. The task force identified five areas of research. These areas are TCMA membership structure, tenured managers, emerging leaders, strategic partnerships, and communicating a passion for public service. The task force is scheduled to meet on April 5 to discuss alignment with the TCMA Strategic Plan and to develop recommendations to make to the Board.
Dan Johnson, TCMA Professional Development Committee chair, updated the Board about the committee’s activities. The educational events for 2013 are underway. The TCMA Annual Conference will be on June 20-23 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos. Kim asked if the Board would like to have the Past Presidents’ and Board Dinner at the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch. The Board determined the dinner would remain at the Embassy Suites.
Mike Land, TCMA Membership Committee chair, updated the Board about the committee’s activities. On a motion by Dan Johnson and a second by Tommy Hudson, the Board approved awarding the TCMA Professional Awards as recommended by the committee. On a motion by David Landis and a second by Michael Ross, the Board voted to provide complimentary registration to the William “King” Cole Workshops and the City Management Clinic for members in-transition. On a motion by Michael Ross and a second by Dan Johnson, the Board approved providing a link on the TCMA Web site for a spouse network. Kim Pendergraft will work with Kristen Menchaca to notify spouses of the TCMA membership. The next meeting is scheduled on April 12.
David Landis, TCMA Nominating Committee chair, reported that the 2013-2014 nominations/elections process is underway. The elections will take place electronically.
Karen Daly, TCMA Ethics Committee chair, updated the Board about the committee’s activities. On a motion by Dan Johnson and a second by Michelle Leftwich, the Board voted that Juan Zuniga be barred from future TCMA membership, including public censure for violation of Tenet 7. On a motion by Kim Foutz and a second by Michael Ross, the Board voted to privately censure a TCMA member for violating Tenets 2 and 3 of the TCMA Code of Ethics. On a motion by Dan Johnson and a second by David Harris, the Board voted that there was no merit to a case filed on an additional TCMA member. On a motion by Michael Ross and a second by Vince DiPiazza, the Board approved $6,900 for an ethics “train the trainers” educational event.
Michael Ross, Advocacy Committee chair, updated the Board on the statewide campaign to educate citizens on the value of local government. Representatives from I&O Communications will give a report to the full committee on February 20.
On a motion by Brant Gary and a second by Tommy Hudson, the Board approved the 2012-2014 Strategic Plan.
RECEIVE REPORT ON TML-RELATED ISSUES
Michael Ross, TML Board representative, provided an update on TML Board-related activity. The next TML Board meeting is April 5.
RECEIVE REPORT ON ICMA-RELATED ISSUES
Bert reported that the nomination process and qualifications for the Texas position on the Mountain Plains Region Board will be developed by the 2013-2014 Nominating Committee. He will attend the ICMA Mountain Plains Summit in Aurora, Colorado, on May 2-3 to begin outlining the process. Strategies for Texas membership recruitment and retention are currently being discussed. ICMA held a focus group in the North Texas Region on the voluntary credentialing program. The Life, Well Run campaign has raised $1.3 million. The goal is to raise $4 million from the private sector. ICMA will consider hiring a development officer whose primary responsibility would be to raise funds for the campaign.
RECEIVE REPORT ON ASSISTANTS-RELATED ACTIVIES
Stephanie Russell provided an update on the recent activities of the statewide assistants’ organizations. She presented an “Assistant’s Ready Kit” created to serve as a tool for young professionals in TCMA regions who may be interested in forming an assistants’ organization.
Kim Pendergraft presented the financial report and the June 30, 2012, audit report. On a motion by Michael Ross and a second by Alan Sims, the Board approved the audit report.
Kim reported that the LBJ School will develop a municipal policy-focused research project for incoming MPA students. The first project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2013. TML Executive Director Bennett Sandlin will work closely with the school to develop the project, and TCMA may be asked to assist on a committee.
With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.
TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT (TFLG)
President Bert Lumbreras called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Those in attendance were Bert Lumbreras, Foundation president; Dan Johnson, Board member; Mike Land, Board member; Michael Ross, Board member; David Landis, Board member; and Kim Pendergraft, TML staff.
Kim Pendergraft presented the financial report and the June 30, 2012, audit report. On a motion by Michael Ross and a second by Dan Johnson, the Board approved the audit report.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:01 p.m.
The next TCMA Board meeting is scheduled for April 19 in the Luther Jones Conference Room of the Texas Municipal Center, located at 1821 Rutherford Lane in Austin. The Board is also scheduled to meet on June 20 in San Marcos (in conjunction with the TCMA Annual Conference).