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                        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.




TCMA Professional
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 messenger@tml.org.
    Management Messenger
                   Professional Awards
TCMA               This program recognizes and honors outstanding individuals
                   who have made significant contributions to local government


Professional
                   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
                   profession.

                   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.”

                   Scholarships
                   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
                   University-San Marcos.

                   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.


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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
of Fulshear.

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


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                                         TML Tidbits
        Please make a note of these upcoming TML educational events:




             TML Annual Conference and Exhibition, October 26-29, Corpus Christi




                                             Webinar
                 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.
                                                     1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400 • Austin, Texas 78754-5128
Texas City Management Association                    Phone: 512-231-7400 • Fax: 512-231-7494/95
                                                     Visit your Web site: http://www.tcma.org

				
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