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TCMA Membership Committee
August 15, 2014, 10:30 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; Andrew Freeman, City Manger Tulia; Ed Broussard, City Manager, Missouri City; Noel Bernal, City Administrator, Falfurrias; Bill Atkinson, Assistant City Manager, Missouri City; James Cox, City Administrator, Groesbeck; James Fisher, City Manager, Murphy; David Gaines, Chief Administrative Officer, Brushy Creek MUD; David Harris, Schertz; Chris Hartung President; Chris Hartung Consulting LLC; Gabe Reaume, Environmental Manager, Sugar Land; Vanessa Shrauner, Development Coordinator, Odessa

Attendees by conference call: Jim Dockery, Assistant City Manager, Wichita Falls; Kevin Huckabee, City Manager Whitehouse; E.A. Hoppe, City Manager, Bulverde; Randy Wright, City Manager, Portland; Brian DeLatte, Assistant City Manager, Portland; Paulette Hartman, Assistant City Manager, North Richland Hills; Bill Lindley, Town Administrator, Highland Park; Cori Reaume, Fiscal Project Analyst, North Central Texas COG; Nathan Watkins, Assistant City Manager, Mont Belvieu

TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft, Nicole Little

Committee chair Karen Daly called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. and thanked the committee members for participating.

Karen gave an overview of Committee responsibilities. She also provided an overview of the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan and the objectives the Committee have been tasked to complete.

The following subcommittees were assigned to meet the Strategic Plan objectives. Recommendations are due December 15 so they can be compiled and prepared for the next Membership Committee meeting on January 16, 2015.

Membership Survey

Develop a draft membership survey to be submitted to the TCMA Board.  Survey should provide comparative information, look for opportunities to add value to a TCMA membership, and gauge the training and networking needs of the members.

Bill Atkinson (Chair)
Noel Bernal
David Gaines
Randy Wright

Salary Survey
Develop the scope and an RFP for an annual salary survey to include city managers/administrator and assistant/deputy city managers.

Cori Reaume (Chair)
Clay Caruthers
Jim Dockery
Andrew Freeman
E.A. Hoppe
Nathan Watkins

TCMA/ICMA Student Chapters
Develop recommendations/process for forming TCMA/ICMA Student Chapters at Texas universities with MPA programs.

David Harris (Chair)
Ed Broussard
Christ Hartung
Matt McCombs
Gabe Reaume
Vanessa Shrauner
James Fisher

Region By Laws
Develop a by-laws template that provides guidance to regions regarding the administrative processes for selecting Regional Directors, Officers, and duties such as award nominations, sponsorship of student chapters, etc.

Jim Cox (Chair)
Brian DeLatte
David Harris
Bill Lindley

Committee members volunteered to serve on the In-transition Support Team. Those members are Paulette Hartman, Bob Turner, Vanessa Shrauner, and Karen Daly.

Members of the Committee committed to writing an article each month for the Management Messenger. Articles are due the 15th of the month prior to publication and should be sent to TCMA staff.

Noel Bernal                 October
Ed Broussard              November
Karen Daly                  December
Paulette Hartman         January
James Fisher               February
Nathan Watkins           March
E.A. Hoppe                  April
Vanessa Shrauner    May
Andrew Freeman       June
Bill Lindley                  July

With everything accomplished on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.