Agenda

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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

Welcome
TCMA President Kenneth Williams, City Manager, City of Buda; Nin Hulett, Mayor and Chris Coffman, City Manager,
City of Granbury    

9:00–10:15 a.m.  
Leadership and Community Involvement: How One Cancer Patient Impacted a Community
Being sworn in as honorary police officer, Abigail Arias, known as Officer Aria 758 said, “I now and forever promise to keep fighting the bad guys until all my cancer’s gone.” Learn how a six-year old cancer patient impacted a community.

Speaker: Ray Garivey, Police Chief, City of Freeport

10:15–10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30–11:45 a.m.    
Held Ransom: Protecting Your City from Cybersecurity Threats
This session will cover security threats, the techniques that bad actors use, and tips on how to protect against threats.  New requirements for cybersecurity training will also be covered.

Speaker: Justin Cure, Information Services Manager, City of Longview      

Noon–1:15 p.m.        
Networking Luncheon

1:15–2:30 p.m.    
Changing Old Business Models to Secure a Sustainable Financial Future
Retired city manager Sheryl Sculley will discuss her new book describing the public safety legacy cost challenges in San Antonio and the tumultuous path to success.

Speaker: Sheryl Sculley, Retired City Manager, City of San Antonio 

2:30–2:45 a.m.        
Break

2:45–4:30 p.m.    
Hemp: Challenges and Opportunities–What’s All the Fuss About?
Since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp and hemp products have exploded in America’s economy and the news media. In this session, participants will learn the basics of hemp and its products, state and federal regulatory approaches to hemp production, and how the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has been a leader in helping restore this dormant crop through one of the nation’s leading hemp programs.  

Speaker: Keith Rogers, Chief of Staff, Kentucky Department of Agriculture; and Representative of the Texas Department of Agriculture


friday, FEBRUARY 28, 2020

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

Welcome    
TCMA President Kenneth Williams, City Manager, City of Buda; and Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury                    

8:00–9:15 a.m.    
August 31: A Day That Changed a Community Forever
Chief Michael Gerke reviews the mass shooting that rattled the City of Odessa and the Permian Basin area on August 31, 2019. What was supposed to be a holiday weekend turned in to a tragedy that the City continues to rebuild from. Chief Gerke will discuss the event timeline and lessons learned.

Speaker: Michael Gerke, Chief of Police, City of Odessa

9:15–9:30 a.m.    
Break

9:30–10:45 a.m.    
Viewing the Landscape for the 2021 Legislative Session
What’s on the horizon for 2021? This session will highlight the important issues facing cities in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session.

Speaker: The Honorable Kel Seliger, Senator - District 31, Texas Senate