Professional Development Committee


Develops programs using the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) Educational Plan and coordinates logistics and develops programs for TCMA educational events; helps prepare the membership for constructive changes in the profession by enhancing the value of TCMA’s professional development opportunities.


Minutes are available following approval.

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Chair- James Earp, City Manager, Hutto
Vice Chair- Sarah Robinson, Assistant City Manager, Deer Park

Committee Region Representatives
Region 1      Jon Behrens, Assistant City Manager, Canyon
Region 2      Vacant
Region 3      Darron Leiker, City Manager, Wichita Falls
Region 4      Susan Cluse, Assistant City Manager, Mesquite
Region 5      Jay Abercrombie, City Manager, Henderson
Region 6      Jason Reynolds, City Manager, Baytown
Region 7      Mayra Cantu, Strategic Support Manager, Georgetown
Region 8      Danny Zincke, Assistant City Manager, Boerne
Region 9      Brian DeLatte, Deputy City Manager, Portland
Region 10    Joe Vera, Assistant City Manager, McAllen

Additional Committee Members 
Tony Aaron, City Administrator, Early
Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager, Georgetown
Ben Brezina, Assistant City Manger, Frisco
Cesar Garcia, City Manager, La Marque
Sheyi Ipaye, City Manager, Willis
Taylor Lough, Assistant City Manager, Anna
David Miller, City Administrator, Springtown
Dalton Rice, City Manager, Kerrville
Lauren Rose, Assistant City Manager, Sachse
Tamara Smith, Assistant to the Town Manager, Trophy Club
Kent Souriyasak, Assistant City Manager, Lucas
Katherine Terry, Management Analyst, Cedar Park
John Whitsell, City Administrator, Chandler