TCMA Professional Development Committee
Texas Municipal Center, Austin
January 9, 2014
Members participating in the committee meeting included: Vice Chair Susan Thorpe, Assistant City Manager, Corpus Christi; Chris Sharp, Assistant City Manager, Canyon; Pat Riley, Public Works Director, Levelland; Scott Sellers, City Manager, Kilgore; E. A. Hoppe, City Administrator, Bulverde; Noel Bernal, City Administrator, Falfurrias; Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manager, Frisco; Kellye Cunningham, Assistant to the City Manager, Burleson; Bill Funderburk, City Administrator, Hamilton; Jim Gray, City Manager, Ingleside; Gary Greer, City Manager, Farmers Branch; Shannon Mattingly, Director of Planning and Community Development, New Braunfels; Jason Reynolds, Development Operations Manager, Arlington; Paul Virgadamo, City Administrator, Conroe; Randall Whiteman, Town Administrator, Lakeside; Mindi Snyder, City Manager, El Campo
TML staff: Kim Pendergraft
Susan Thorpe called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. and thanked the members for participating in the meeting.
Kim gave an update on the TCMA Educational events and the TCMA Annual Conference sponsorships. All TCMA Annual Conference speakers and session information is due January 1, 2014.
The Committee reviewed and discussed the Strategic Plan objectives assigned to the Professional Development Committee. The Committee made the following recommendations:
Objective 1. Review the Cal-ICMA coaching program.
Objective 3. Include the Assistant Organization Saturday hosted reception in the 2014 TCMA Annual Conference Program. Incorporate an emerging leaders segment in the Annual Conference session “The Art of Telling Our Story.” Kellye and Shannon will coordinate the session with the speaker and write a session description.
Objective 4. The Committee requests more clarification for this objective.
Objective 3. A session titled “Welcome to Your Association” will be offered at the 2014 TCMA Annual Conference.
Education and Training
Objective 1. Highly encourage TCMA regions to develop an emerging leader program and invite emerging leaders to regional training events.
Objective 2. No recommendations were made for formal reporting.
Objective 3. Review the Cal-ICMA program.
Objective 4. Deferred to the TCMA President to develop strategies as noted on the tracking document.
The Committee discussed sponsorships for the annual TCMA reception at the ICMA Annual Conference. The Committee recommends that sponsorships be allowed with no limitations on the number of sponsors or limit to their monetary contribution. The Committee noted that the exposure provided to the sponsors at the reception continue to include approved signage and verbal recognition during the reception by the TCMA President or appointed representative.
With nothing else on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.