T E X A S C I T Y M A N A G E M E N T A S S O C I AT I O N • OCTOBER 2010
All information is current as of the 25th of the month prior to publication.
Awards and Scholarships
Each year, TCMA recognizes and honors colleagues who have made
significant contributions to the profession. In addition, TCMA provides
educational opportunities for individuals seeking careers in city
management. Several programs are now underway to promote the
ideals of the association. Please take time to review and promote each of
these programs in your region. The deadline for application for each
program is January 14, 2011. For more information and an
application form for each of these programs, please visit
www.tcma.org. Select the “Programs” link and choose the
program you wish to view.
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The Texas City Management Association is pleased to send you this month’s edition of the INSIDE:
Management Messenger. It features recent changes in city management positions around
the state, current job listings, names of new members, information about
TCMA Professional Awards and Scholarships 1
upcoming educational events, and news about our colleagues. This newsletter and
past issues are also posted at http://www.tcma.org/newsletter.htm. Management Transitions 3
New Member Applications 3
You play an important role in the ethics process. Acquaint yourself with the Code of Ethics
at http://www.tcma.org/dev_ethics.html and its Rules of Procedure for Enforcement at Memos on Meetings 3
http://www.tcma.org/dev_rules.html. TCMA Educational Events: Save the Dates 3
Please remember to browse through YOUR Web site, http://www.tcma.org. TML Tidbits 4
If you have some interesting news that you would like to see included in the
Management Messenger, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCMA This program recognizes and honors outstanding individuals
who have made significant contributions to local government
in Texas. The three individual awards, which are open to any
FULL member of TCMA, include:
Lifetime Achievement: This award recognizes the city
Awards and management professional who has made significant
contributions to the field of local government management
for more than ten (10) years.
Scholarships Administrator of the Year: This award recognizes the city
management professional who has made significant
contributions to the field of local government management
in the past eighteen (18) months.
Mentoring Award in Memory of Gary Gwyn: This award
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.
Terrell Blodgett Academician Award: This award recognizes
an academician who has made significant contributions that
have promoted careers in local government, developed
beneficial research, and encouraged relationships between
academia and those working in the city management
City Council of the Year Award: This award recognizes and
honors outstanding city councils that have made significant
contributions to local government in Texas.
For a list of past Professional Awards recipients, please visit
the TCMA Web site at www.tcma.org. Select the “Programs”
link and choose “Award Programs.”
Barney L. Knight, Texas CPM Scholarship: This is an annual
$4,100 tuition scholarship awarded to one member of the
Texas City Management Association. It provides a full tuition
scholarship to the Texas CPM program, which is sponsored by
the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at Texas State
Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship:This scholarship assists two
students pursuing advanced degrees in public administration
in qualified Texas colleges and universities. Individual
scholarships of $3,500 will be awarded. In addition, the
recipient’s university receives a $1,500 credit toward Texas
Municipal League and TCMA educational events.
T E X A S C I T Y M A N A G E M E N T A S S O C I AT I O N
Management Transitions New Member Applications
Gary Beverly is the new city manager for the City of Clute. TCMA Board policy requires that names of new member
applicants be published each month in the Management
David Cadena is the interim city manager for the City of Windcrest. Messenger. Any written objection during the subsequent 30-day
period will be reviewed by the TCMA Membership Committee. If
Phillip Cook is no longer the city manager for the City of Cleveland. no objections are received during this time, the names will be
submitted for Board approval at the next scheduled Board meeting.
Larry Cruise will retire as city manager for the City of Denison, Written objections can be mailed to TCMA, Attention: Membership
effective February 28, 2011. Larry served the city of Denison for more Committee, 1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78754.
than 23 years.
Applications received for the month of September:
Oscar Cuellar, Jr., is no longer the city manager for the City of Donna.
Full: Roger Unger, City Administrator, Westworth Village
Angel Escobar will retire as city manager for the City of Corpus Cooperating: William (Billy) McCord, Local Government Energy
Christi, effective January 4, 2011. Solutions, Johnson Controls, Fort Worth
Paul Frederiksen is the new city manager for the City of Trophy Club.
Memos on Meetings
Andy Joslin is the new city manager for the City of Floresville.
The Advocacy Committee met September 3 in the third floor
Mike Lamberson resigned as the city manager for the City of conference room of the Texas Municipal Center in Austin. Meeting
Stinnett, effective September 24. He has been named the city minutes have been approved and are available by clicking on
manager for the City of Slaton. Advocacy Committee.
Doug May will serve through December 31 as the interim city The Membership Committee met at Dallas Love Field in the Dallas
manager for the City of Fort Stockton. Conference Room on September 17. Meeting minutes will be
posted on the TCMA Web site upon approval.
Bill Rankin is no longer the city manager for the City of Eagle Lake.
Laura Smith is no longer the city administrator for the City of TCMA Educational Events:
Montgomery. Save the Dates
C.J. Snipes is no longer the city administrator for the City of
Goliad. He will begin serving as the first city manager for the City
Greg Vick is the interim city manager for the City of Elgin.
David Watkins is no longer thecity manager for the City of Bryan.
Kean Register is the interim city manager for that city.
Suzette Williams is the new city administrator for the City of Idalou. William “King” Cole I-Basics
January 27-28, 2011, Austin
Carlos Yerena is the new city manager for the City of Harlingen.
City Management Clinic
February 17-18, 2011, Salado
Visit tcma.org to see if you qualify for TCMA In-transition Services.
For a list of current city management job openings in Texas, please visit William “King” Cole II-Advanced
http://www.tcma.org/jobs_openings.html. March 24-25, 2011, League City
TCMA Annual Conference
June 9-12, 2011, Frisco
Please make a note of these upcoming TML educational events:
TML Annual Conference and Exhibition, October 26-29, Corpus Christi
Building an Ethical Culture in Your Organization: Designing and
Implementing High-Impact Value Statements, November 17, 2010
The Texas Municipal League Presents
Public Funds Investment Act (PFIA) Workshop
Compliance Information and TML Training for City Officials
SAN ANTONIO, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2-3, 2010
DESOTO (for small cities, population 15,000 and under), THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MARCH 3-4, 2011
PFIA ONLINE TRAINING
Members who choose the online option may enroll at any time and
will have a full 90 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course.
SAN ANTONIO, Thursday and Friday, December 2-3, 2010
DESOTO (for small cities, population 15,000 and under), Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, 2011
We also encourage you to visit the entire TML Web site at www.tml.org.
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