Saturday, June 12
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions,
located at 3001 Kalahari Boulevard in Round Rock.
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Arrive early to participate in this networking opportunity. Meet with a senior advisor, schedule a time to mentor an emerging leader or student, or spend time catching up with a colleague.
Reaching New Heights: Everest and Beyond
Susan and Phil Ershler made history as the first couple to stand together at the summit of Mount Everest, capping their decade-long odyssey to climb the Seven Summits; the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Susan Ershler will share their amazing story of climbing Mount Everest, strategies to overcome perceived limitations, and achieving seemingly impossible goals.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development) and 6 (Strategic Leadership)
Speaker: Susan Ershler, History-Making Mountain Climber, Author, and former Corporate Executive
After Session: A Deeper Dive Into Hot Legislative Issues
Addresses ICMA practice group 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation)
Speakers: Bennett Sandlin, Executive Director, Bill Longley, General Counsel, Monty Wynn, Director, Grassroots and Legislative Services, and JJ Rocha, Grassroots and Legislative Liaison, Texas Municipal League; and Focused Advocacy representatives
10:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Individual Financial Planning (continued)
Provided by ICMA-RC, TCG Consulting, and TMRS
Luncheon (ticketed event)
Keep up-to-date on changes to the TCMA Code of Ethics and learn how to maintain your ethics in any environment or situation by fostering fair, honest, and ethical behavior in your personal and professional life.
Addresses ICMA practice group 1 (Personal and Professional Integrity)
Speakers: Nick Finan, TCMA Ethics Committee Chair and Life Member; and Paul Hofmann, Ethics Committee Vice Chair and City Manager, City of Bastrop
Moderators: Lauren Middleton-Pratt, Assistant City Manager, City of Buda; and Jordan Matney, Assistant City Manager,
City of New Braunfels
Community First! Village is a 51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. A development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, this transformative residential program exists to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 3 (Equity and Inclusion); 9 (Community and Resident Service);
and 10 (Service Delivery)
Speakers: Alan Graham, Founder and CEO, and Amber Fogarty, President, Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Connecting the Dots with Rideshare Transportation in Kyle
Find out how the City of Kyle is using rideshares to create public transportation that is meterable, scalable, and affordable, while also getting bonus points for promoting our brand and enhancing communication with the public.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 3 (Equity and Inclusion); 6 (Strategic Leadership); 7 (Strategic Planning); 9 (Community and Resident Service); and 10 (Service Delivery)
Speaker: Jerry Hendrix, Chief of Staff, City of Kyle
Frisco LEAN Program
Learn how the “Frisco Lean Team” is dedicated to improving the value delivered to Frisco residents and how the program developed the ability for all City of Frisco employees to solve problems, eliminate waste, and improve processes.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 7 (Strategic Planning); 9 (Community and Resident Service); and 10 (Service Delivery)
Speaker: Dr. Jason Cooley, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Frisco
Are You Okay? A Conversation on Checking in with Each Other
Explore challenges of the impact of practices and policies to promote fostering a more equitable organization and sustain an organizational culture that promotes respect for everyone.
Addresses ICMA practice group 3 (Equity and Inclusion)
Speakers: Opal Mauldin-Jones, City Manager, City of Lancaster; and Mike Land, City Manager, City of Coppell
Broadband: The New Municipal Utility
In today’s world, the Internet has become a valued necessity like water and electricity. Learn how the City of Mont Belvieu took matters into their own hands and built Texas’ first municipal broadband Internet utility “MB Link.” Hear how this small Houston suburb has become the talk of the tech industry and how to enhance broadband in your community.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 7 (Strategic Planning); 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation; 9 (Community and Resident Service); 10 (Service Delivery); 11 (Technology Literacy); and 12 (Financial Management and Budgeting)
Speakers: Nathan Watkins, City Manager, Brian Ligon, Communications and Marketing Director, and Dwight Thomas, Director of Broadband and IT, City of Mont Belvieu
Free time for families (no planned events scheduled)
Assistants’ Organization Hosted Reception
Pre-function and balcony outside Sortino's Restaurant, Kalahari
University Alumni Events