Membership Committee Current Minutes

TCMA Membership Committee
January 22, 2014
Conference Call

Members of the committee present at the meeting included:  Chair David Harris, Executive Director of Support, Schertz; Vice Chair Julie Couch, Town Manager, Fairview; Greg Ingham, City Manager, Plainview; Ben Thatcher, Assistant City Manager, Southlake; Nina Browning, City Administrator, Winnsboro; Brenda Eivens, City Manger, Cedar Park; Kent Myers, City Manager, Fredericksburg; Kenneth Knight, City Manager, Edna; Wendy Smith, Assistant City Manager, McAllen; Robert Camareno, City Manager, New Braunfels; Brian DeLatte, Director Public Works and Development, Portland; Brant Gary, Deputy Assistant Director, Houston, Paulette Hartman, City Manager, Joshua; Gabe Reaume, Environmental Manager, Sugar Land.

 TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft

Committee Chair David Harris called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. and thanked the committee members for participating.

Professional Awards
On a motion by Julie and a second by Kenneth, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board:

  • That <name redacted> be awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • That <name redacted> be awarded the 2014 Administrator of the Year Award.   
  • That <name redacted> be awarded the 2014 Terrell Blodgett Academician Award.
  • That <name redacted> be awarded the 2014 City Council of the Year Award.

 On a motion by Ben and a second by Kent, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board:

  • That <name redacted> be awarded the 2014 Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn.

 Scholarships
On a motion by Robert and a second by Ben, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board:

  • That Mark Browne, City Manager, Alamo Heights; and Scott Sellers, City Manager, Kilgore be awarded the Public Executive Scholarship.
  • That Michael Peacock, Director of Operations, Joshua; and Jeffery Snyder, Assistant City Manager, Plainview be awarded the Leadership Development Scholarship.

 Julie and Wendy reviewed the survey to be sent to non-TCMA members. David will present the survey to the Board. Kim will move the demographic questions to the end of the survey and provide a three week window for the target audience to complete the survey with a follow up reminder at the two week interval.

 David reviewed the status of the Strategic Plan as it relates to the Membership Committee.

The next meeting is scheduled April 16-17 in Austin. The agenda will include:

  • Scholarship interviews
  • Range Rider program
  • Joint recruitment with ICMA
  • University career day

With nothing left on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.