Membership Committee Current Minutes

TCMA Membership Committee
April 16-17, 2014
Texas Municipal Center, Austin 

Members of the committee present at the meeting included:  Chair David Harris; Vice Chair Julie Couch, Town Manager, Fairview; Kevin Hugman, Assistant City Manager, Wichita Falls; Nina Browning, City Administrator, Winnsboro; Brenda Eivens, City Manager, Cedar Park; Kenneth Knight, City Manager, Edna; Wendy Smith; Brant Gary, Deputy Assistant Director, Houston; Paulette Hartman, City Manager, Joshua; Mark Kaiser, City Administrator, Stephenville; Kelvin Knauf, City Manager, Rockdale; Carol Zolnerowich, Deputy City Manager, Mesquite

Guests: Tom Muehlenbeck, TCMA Distinguished Member; Mark McDaniel, Vice President, ICMA Mountain Plains Region and City Manager, Tyler. Greg Bielawski, ICMA Senior Advisor-Ranger Rider Program Coordinator joined the meeting by conference call.

 TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft

Committee Chair David Harris called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. and thanked the committee members for participating.

ICMA

  • Mark McDaniel reviewed the joint TCMA/ICMA joint recruitment effort.
  • Mark and Greg gave an overview of the Range Rider Program. On a motion by Kenneth and a second by Kelvin, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that a Ranger Rider Program be developed for TCMA members and $4,000 with 50 percent to be reimbursed by ICMA be budgeted for 2014-2015. The Committee also recommends that the 2014-2015 Membership Committee develop a nominating process to include application, announcement to the membership, letters of interest, and annual reporting process.
  • On a motion by Brant and a second by Julie, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the 2014-2015 Committee work with ICMA to co-brand student chapters at Texas college and universities.
  • On a motion by Kenneth and a second by Nina, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the 2014-2015 Committee develop a college career fair to be conducted at universities with student chapters and that TCMA approve upon request, reasonable funds to purchase materials and exhibit space.

 Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship

On a motion by Mark and a second by Nina, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship be awarded to Ryan Morton, son of Richard Morton, City Manager, Odessa; and Kyle Stafford, son of Brad Stafford, City Manager, Navasota.

The Committee discussed accepting applications from students who plan to attend out-of-state universities.

On a motion by Carol and a second by Paulette, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship be extended to students who will attend out-of-state universities with a preference stated on the application for those attending Texas colleges and universities. Four Committee members dissented.

Lifetime Achievement Award

On a motion by Julie and a second by Kevin, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the Lifetime Achievement criteria be expanded to those TCMA members who have 20 years of service in the profession.

Member In-Transition Brochure

Paulette provided draft information to be included in an MIT brochure. Brenda’s intern will create a brochure. The brochure will be placed in TCMA Annual Conference bags and available in electronic version on the TCMA website.

Outreach Survey

The Committee reviewed results of the Outreach Survey. Kim will send a list of those individuals who provided contact information to TCMA Regions. The survey will be shared with the Board and Advocacy Committee.

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

The Committee reconvened on April 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Members of the committee present at the meeting included:  Chair David Harris; Vice Chair Julie Couch, Town Manager, Fairview; Kevin Hugman, Assistant City Manager, Wichita Falls; Nina Browning, City Administrator, Winnsboro; Brenda Eivens, City Manager, Cedar Park; Kenneth Knight, City Manager, Edna; Wendy Smith; Brant Gary, Deputy Assistant Director, Houston; Mark Kaiser, City Administrator, Stephenville; Carol Zolnerowich, Deputy City Manager, Mesquite

TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft

CPM Scholarship

On a motion by Kenneth and a second by Nina, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Marian Vargas, Information Services Manager, Alamo Heights be awarded the Barney L. Knight CPM Scholarship to be funded by Texas State University. On a motion by Julie and a second by Brant, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Cyndy Powell, City Administrator, Ovilla be awarded the Barney L. Knight CPM Scholarship to be funded by TCMA.

Ridley Scholarship

On a motion by Wendy and a second by Carol, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Taylor Paton and Laure Morgan be awarded the 2014-2015 Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship.

The next Committee meeting is scheduled via conference call on May 22 at 10:00 a.m.

The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.