Thursday, February 23, 2023

All educational sessions will take place at the Lake Granbury Resort Conference Center, located at 621 East Pearl Street.

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Tribute to Courtney Sharp
TCMA President Jay Stokes, City Manager, City of Deer Park; and Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury    

9:15–10:30 a.m.  
Animals in Disasters: How the Texas A&M VET Can Help
Learn about the types of animal-related issues that can be expected during disasters and how the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team can assist with preparedness and response. 
Speaker: Wesley Bissett, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Texas A&M VET

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Leadership Leverage: How Smart Leaders Increase Their Impact
Maximizing your leadership impact doesn't have to be complicated and strenuous. It is possible to increase your effectiveness AND maintain you sanity. Harder doesn't always mean better. In this session, we will explore the often forgotten, but powerful leadership lever called "self-mastery."
Speaker: Kevin Johnson, LeadTandem Founder and OAD Assessment Distributor

Noon–1:00 p.m.        
Networking Luncheon

1:00–2:15 p.m.    
Organizational Leverage: The Principles Smart Leaders Use for Organizational Progress
It is common for leaders to feel they have to choose between a joyful organization or a productive one. The environment can either be peaceful and healthy or full of conflict and dysfunction. Smart leaders know there is a third way. In this session, we will examine the principles that foster both progress and peace within an organization; principles that simultaneously deliver organizational growth and health. 
Speaker: Kevin Johnson, LeadTandem Founder and OAD Assessment Distributor

2:15–2:30 p.m.        

2:30–4:00 p.m.
Parents as Managers
City leaders will share how they take care of what matters in their personal and professional lives. 
Panel: James Childers, Town Manager, Town of Flower Mound; Paulette Hartman, Deputy City Manager, City of North Richland Hills; Mark Israelson, City Manager, City of Plano; Opal Mauldin-Jones, City Manager, City of Lancaster; and Gabe Reaume, City Manager, City of Saginaw

friday, February 24, 2023

7:30–8:00 a.m.        
Continental Breakfast

TCMA President Jay Stokes, City Manager, City of Deer Park; and Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury            

8:00–9:15 a.m.    
Public/Private Partnerships
Learn how Public Private Partnerships (P3) can help you develop your city in the midst of the uncertainty of local control.
Panelists: Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury; Rodney Moss, Senior Vice President, Hunt Companies, Inc.; and Trent Petty, Founder and President, Petty & Associates, Inc.

9:15–9:30 a.m.    

9:30–10:45 a.m.    
Legislative Update
The 2023 Texas legislative session is underway. This session will provide the latest updates and action items your city officials may be called on to assist with.
Speaker: Jared Miller, TCMA Public Policy Task Force Chair and City Manager, City of Amarillo