About the Foundation
This small, efficient group of volunteers has a clear mission to improve the effectiveness, accountability, and management of local government. Governed by the Texas City Management Association, it is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization with a mission “to strengthen communities through innovative, effective educational programs for local officials, citizens, and children.” Toward this goal, the Foundation has developed the Our Town, Texas program.
Our Town, Texas
This is a critically acclaimed book of classroom activities that teaches middle-school children about how local government works and what their role is in it. We have already donated hundreds of books and CDs to public schools, reaching approximately 60,000 students.
To visit the Our Town, Texas Web site, go to http://www.ourtowntexas.org
The Texas Foundation for Local Government also helped fund a publication titled City Government that Works: the History of Council Manager Government in Texas.
Board of Directors
Bert Lumbreras, Assistant City Manager, Austin
Daniel Johnson, Deputy City Manager, Richardson
David Landis, City Manager, Perryton
Mike Land, Town Manager, Prosper
Randy Criswell, City Manager, Canyon
For complete information or to request an information packet about the Texas Foundation for Local Government, please contact TCMA at 1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78754-5128; 512-231-7400; FAX (512) 231-7494.