Membership Committee Current Minutes

TCMA Membership Committee
January 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Texas Municipal League, Austin

Members of the committee present at the meeting included:  Chair Karen Daly, City Manager, Hutto; Andrew Freeman, Assistant City Manger, Plainview; Tom Hart, City Manger, Grand Prairie; E.A. Hoppe, City Manager, Bulverde; Noel Bernal, City Administrator, Falfurrias;

James Cox, City Administrator, Groesbeck; David Harris, Interim City Manager, Balcones Heights; Kenneth Knight; Cori Reaume, Regional Training Center Administrator, North Central Texas COG; Gabe Reaume, Assistant to the City Manager, Sugar Land; Nathan Watkins, Assistant City Manager, Mont Belvieu

Attendees by conference call included: Vice Chair Clay Caruthers, Assistant City Manager, Hurst; Ed Broussard, City Manager, Missouri City; Bill Atkinson, Assistant City Manager, Missouri City; James Fisher, City Manager, Murphy; Chris Hartung President; Chris Hartung Consulting LLC; Bill Lindley, Town Administrator, Highland Park; Randy Wright, City Manager, Portland

Guest: TCMA President, Mike Land, Deputy City Manager, Coppell

TML Staff: Kim Pendergraft, Nicole Little

Each subcommittee provided reports.

  • Kim will make the edits to the Membership Survey.
  • Cori will make the edits to the Salary Survey. Kim will ask TML legal staff if survey results are subject to the Open Meetings Act.
  • Kim will make the edits to the Regional By Laws Template.
  • The subcommittee for TCMA-ICMA Student Chapters recommends that the TCMA-ICMA Partnership Agreement Section 4. A. Member Engagement and Support be updated to include the following: TCMA will support existing ICMA Student Chapters at Texas Universities and help to establish future Chapters. A TCMA member who is also an ICMA member will serve as the member manager for the Chapter.

The Committee suggested that Region Presidents assist with the program.

On a motion by David and a second by Jim, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Peter Vargas, City Manager, Allen, be awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

By acclamation of the Committee, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Brad Stafford, City Manger, Navasota, be awarded the 2015 Administrator of the Year Award.

On a motion by Noel and a second by Andrew, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that the City of Richardson, be awarded the 2015 City Council of the Year Award.

By acclamation of the Committee, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manager, Frisco, be awarded the Leadership Scholarship.

On a motion by David and a second by Jim, the Committee recommends to the TCMA Board that Andrew Freeman, Assistant City Manager, Plainview and Wesley Pierson, Assistant City Manger, Corpus Christi be awarded the Public Executive Institute Scholarships.

The next meeting is scheduled March 5 at the TML office. CPM and Ridley Scholarship interviews will be conducted.

With everything accomplished on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.