Recipients of TCMA Professional Awards Past Recipients

2018

Lifetime Achievement Award
Karen Daly, TCMA Life Member and ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director

Administrator of the Year
Charmelle Garrett, City Manager, Victoria

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Julie Robinson, City Administrator, Spring Valley Village

City Council of the Year Award
City of Pearsall

Terrell Blodgett Academician Award
Richard Herzog, Professor, Stephen F Austin State University

2017

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob Hart, City Manager, Corinth

Administrator of the Year
Roy Rodriguez, City Manager, City of McAllen

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Shana Yelverton, City Manager, Southlake

City Council of the Year Award
City of Lancaster

Terrell Blodgett Academician Award
Teodoro Benavides, Executive in Residence/Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas

2016

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ted Barron

Administrator of the Year Award
Karen Daly, Past City Manager, Hutto

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn 
Mike Goodrum, Assistant City Manager, Sugar Land

City Council of the Year Award
City of Richardson

2015

Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter Vargas, City Manager, City of Allen

Administrator of the Year
Brad Stafford, City Manager, City of Navasota

2014

Lifetime Achievement Award
Chuck Pinto, Retired City Manager and Life Member
George Purefoy, City Manager, City of Frisco

Administrator of the Year
Kathleen Merrill, Assistant City Manager, City of College Station

Terrell Blodgett Academician Award
Alex Briseno, Professor of Public Service in Residence, St. Mary’s University

City Council of the Year Award
City of Tyler

2013

Lifetime Achievement Award
Paul Parker, City Manager, City of Lufkin
Alan Sims, City Manager, City of Cedar Hill

Administrator of the Year
Glenn Morrison, City Manager, City of Killeen

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
George Campbell, City Manager, City of Denton

Terrell Blodgett Academician Award
John Milford, Graduate Professor Practitioner Lecturer, Univ of Texas Pan American

2012

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Keffler, City Manager, City of Richardson
Greg Ingham, City Manager, City of Plainview

Administrator of the Year
Mike Perez, City Manager, City of McAllen

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Bob Hart, City Manager, City of  Kennedale
Michael Morrison, City Manager, City of New Braunfels

2011

Lifetime Achievement Award
Larry Gilley, City Manager, City of Abilene

Administrator of the Year
Edward Broussard, City Manager, City of Hutto

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Allen Bogard, City Manager, City of  Sugar Land

2010

Lifetime Achievement Award
Don Taylor, City Manager, City of  Schertz

Administrator of the Year
Mark McDaniel, City Manager, City of Tyler

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Tom Muelhenbeck, City Manager, City of Plano

Terrell Blodgett Academician Award
Dr. James Thurmond, Clinical Professor, Public Administraton, University of Houston

Presidential Award
J. Pat Stephens, West Texas State University

Distinguished Membership Award
Gary Watkins, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Municipal League

2009

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jerry McGuire, City Administrator, City of Conroe

Administrator of the Year
Steve LaBlanc, City Manager, City of Galveston

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Ted Barron, City Manager, City of  Mesquite

City Council of the Year Award
City of Cedar Hill

Terrell Blodgett Academician Award
Dr. Howard Balanoff, Professor Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos

2008

Lifetime Achievement Award
George Patterson, Town Manager, City of Highland Park

Administrator of the Year
Douglas Faseler, City Manager,City of Seguin

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Glen Metcalf, former City Manager, City of Canyon

Council of the Year Award
City of Sugar Land

2007

Lifetime Achievement Award
Craig Lonon, City Manager, City of Harlingen

Administrator of the Year
Toby Hammett Futrell, City Manager, City of Austin

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
William Lindley, City Manager, City of Colleyville

Presidential Award
Donald Davis and Kerry Sweatt, Texas First Group

Council of the Year Award
City of Plano

Terrell Blodgett Academician Award
Dr. Robert Bland, University of North Texas

2006

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Whitehead, City Manager, Town of Addison

Administrator of the Year
Joyce Wilson, City Manager, El Paso

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Michael Conduff, Interim City Manager, City of Corinth

Presidential Award
George Schrader, former City Manager, City of Dallas

City Council of the Year Award
City of El Paso

2005

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Cox, City Manager, City of Friendswood

Administrator of the Year
Allen Bogard, City Manager, City of Sugar Land

Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn
Tom Hart, City Manager, City of Grand Prairie

2004

Lifetime Achievement Award
James Berzina, City Manager, City of Wichita Falls

Administrator of the Year
James Fisher, City Administrator, City of Bee Cave

Professional Development (Individual)
Edward Broussard, City Manager, City of Navasota

Innovation in Local Government
City of La Porte, Crime Scene Reconstruction (Use of city’s engineering department to assisting in solving crimes)
Debra Brooks Feazelle, City Manager

Leaders in Communication (Organization)
City of Allen, Access Allen (City’s Web site)
Peter Vargas, City Manager

2003

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Thomas, City Manager, City of Carthage
James Thurmond, City Manager, City of Missouri City

Administrator of the Year
None

Professional Development (Individual)
Larry Dovalina, City Manager, Laredo

Innovation in Local Government Under 25,000 population
City of Freeport (Ron Bottoms, City Manager)

Innovation in Local Government Over 25,000 population
City of Friendswood (Ron Cox, City Manager)

Leaders in Communication Under 25,000 population
City of Boerne (Ron Bowman, City Manager)

Leaders in Communication Over 25,000 population
City of Mesquite (Ted Barron, City Manager)

2002

Lifetime Achievement Award (1st time awarded by TCMA) – recognizes the city management professional who has made significant contributions to the field of local government management for more than 10 years.
Glen Metcalf, City Manager, Canyon
Tom Muehlenbeck, City Manager, Plano

Administrator of the Year
Ray Kendall, City Manager, South Padre Island

Professional Development (Individual)
Tom Brymer, City Manager, College Station

Innovation in Local Government (Organization)
City of Red Oak (Ken Pfeifer, City Manager)

Leaders in Communication (Organization)
City of San Marcos (Larry Gilley, former City Manager)

2001

Administrator of the Year – recognizes the city management professional who has made significant contributions to the field of local government management in the past eighteen months.
Denny Arnold, City Manager, Victoria

Professional Development (Individual) – recognizes the city management professional who has made significant contributions in the development of new talent and/or who has designed and implemented outstanding career development programs for local government employees.
Rickey Childers, City Manager, Longview

Innovation in Local Government (Organization) – recognizes the local government that has developed innovative programs and services to solve problems and create opportunities for their communities to reach their full potential.
City of Lubbock (Bob Cass, City Manager)

Leaders in Communication (Organization) – recognizes the local government that has created innovative and effective communication/outreach programs through one or more of the following: citizen communications, newsletters, annual performance reports, public meetings, web page development, or radio-television-film media.
City of Irving (Steve McCullough, City Manager)