Membership Committee Current Minutes

TCMA Membership Committee
April 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Texas Municipal League, Austin

Members of the committee present at the meeting included:  Chair Karen Daly, City Manager, Hutto; Vice Chair Clay Caruthers, Assistant City Manager, Hurst; E.A. Hoppe, City Manager, Bulverde; Noel Bernal, Assistant City Manager, Taylor; David Harris, City Administrator, Balcones Heights; Kenneth Knight; Chris Hartung President; Chris Hartung Consulting LLC; Bill Lindley, Town Administrator; Highland Park; Kevin Huckabee, City Manager, Whitehouse

TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft

Committee Chair Karen Daly called the meeting to order at 9:20 a.m. and thanked the committee members for participating.

New Membership Application Approval Process

The Committee reviewed the membership application approval processes. On a motion by Chris and a second by E.A., the Committee recommends the following to the TCMA Board:

  • Language for membership endorsement be updated with the statement:I am a Full, Life, or Distinguished TCMA member and acknowledge discussing the Code of Ethics with this applicant and am not aware of any prior ethics violations.”
  • Following each monthly new membership application posting in the Management Messenger, TML staff will send the applicant names to the Executive Committee for approval.

Membership Survey

The Committee reviewed the membership survey. Survey returns were higher than previous surveys with a 36% response rate. The survey indicated a need for regional training and programs for emerging leaders. Kim will post the survey on the website and include an article in the Management Messenger. Kim mentioned that a webpage can be added to the TCMA website as an emerging leaders program develops. E.A. and Noel are developing a survey to target emerging leaders. They will provide a copy for the Committee at the next meeting.

Salary Survey

One bid for the Salary Survey was received. On a motion by E.A. and a second by Kenneth, the Committee recommends to the Board that pending reference checks by Karen and TCMA President Mike Land’s inquiry to an additional RFP request, the bid for the Salary Survey be awarded to Evergreen Solutions, LLC.

City Council of the Year Award

A withdrawal for the nomination of City Council of the Year Award was reviewed. On a motion by Noel and a second by Clay, the Committee accepted the withdrawal. On a motion by Chris and a second by David, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the City of Hutto be awarded the 2015 City Council of the Year Award.

Certified Public Manager (CPM) Scholarship

On a motion by David and a second by Chris, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the 2015 TCMA CPM Scholarship be awarded to Chris Jarmon, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Beaumont; and the 2015 Texas State University CPM Scholarship be awarded to Madison Johnson, Fire Chief, Whitehouse.

Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship

On a motion by E.A. and a second by David, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Olivia Riley, daughter of Pat Riley, Director of Public Works, Willis, be awarded the 2015 Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship. On a motion by Clay and a second by Chris, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Paige Worfe, daughter of Patti Worfe, Assistant City Administrator, Angleton, be awarded the 2015 Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship.

Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship

On a motion by Clay and a second by David, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Andrew Fortune and Martha Bohrt be awarded the 2015-2016 Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship.

The next meeting will be May 7 at 9:00 a.m. by conference call.

With everything accomplished on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.