Friday, June 22

Unless otherwise noted, all conference events will be held at the Hyatt Moody Gardens Hotel, located at Seven Hope Boulevard in Galveston.
Session handouts that have been provided are available with their respective session.

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Registration

9:00–10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening General Session
Continental breakfast provided.

Posting of Colors and National Anthem

Welcome:
TCMA President David Harris, City Administrator, City of Balcones Heights; Jim Yarbrough, Mayor and Brian Maxwell, City Manager, City of Galveston

Keynote Address
The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Work 100% of the Time
Learn seven life-changing principles that will pave the way to inner change.

Speaker:  Andy Andrews, Modern Day Will Rogers and New York Times best-selling author of The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 17 (Integrity); 18 (Personal Development)

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m.–Noon
Concurrent Sessions

Telling Our Story: Communicating and Promoting the City Management Profession
The Pay It Forward Task Force will provide a report on their progress to develop and promote TCMA and awareness of professional city management.

Speakers:  TCMA President David Harris, City Administrator, City of Balcones Heights; TCMA Immediate Past President Paulette Hartman, Assistant City Manager, North Richland Hills; TML Board Representative Michael Ross, Assistant City Manager, City of Granbury; and Scott Sellers, City Manager, City of Kyle

Addresses ICMA practice group 8 (Democratic Advocacy and Public Management);
16 (Media Relations)

Empowering Leaders of Tomorrow
Learn about the importance mentorship plays in the development of future city managers. Hear from millennial city managers about their journey into the profession, their outlook on the future of the profession, and tips on how you can be part of the process to empower our leaders of tomorrow.

Speakers: Jesus Garza, City Manager, City of Kingsville; Jason Reynolds, City Manager, City of Nassau Bay; and Julie Robinson, City Administrator, Spring Valley Village

Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Staff Effectiveness); 6 (Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, Innovation and Continuous Improvement); 9 (Inclusion); 18 (Personal Development)

Type As or Type Bs or MDDs: Let’s Discuss
Not sure which EDC type or structure is right for your city?  This session will break down the differences so you can make an informed decision for your community.

Speaker:  Carlton Schwab, President and CEO, Texas Economic Development Council                                               

Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning);
6 (Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, Innovation and Continuous Improvement);
13 (Strategic Planning)

10:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Individual Financial Planning
International City/County Management Association-Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC); and Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Awards Luncheon (ticketed event)

2:00–3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Emotional Intelligence: Mastering the Skills to Raise your EQ by 30 Points Part 1
Emotional intelligence is the linchpin that turns good people into great leaders. Learning to accurately interpret the emotions of others and portray your genuine intentions in communication helps you advance your emotional intelligence as well as your leadership influence.

Speaker:  Jody Holland, Owner, Jody Holland Training & Speaking

Addresses ICMA practice groups 9 (Inclusion); 12 (Human Resources Management);
18 (Personal Development)

Council-Manager Relations

Explore ways to foster good relationships with members of your city council.
Handout

Speaker:  Ron Cox, Retired City Manager and Municipal Consultant, Ron Cox Consulting

Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Policy Facilitation); 8 (Democratic Advocacy and Public Engagement)

Advancing Equity and Maximizing the Impact of Local Government
Equity is the process by which organizations account for the different histories, challenges and needs of the people served in order to maximize impact. In this session, participants will learn the significance of equity to local government and how to get started (or deepen existing commitments) in their cities.

Speaker:  Kiran Kaur Bains, Director of Community Impact, SA2020

Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Staff Effectiveness); 9 (Inclusion); 12 (Human Resources Management)

3:15–3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30–4:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Emotional Intelligence: Mastering the Skills to Raise your EQ by 30 Points Part 2
Emotional intelligence is the linchpin that turns good people into great leaders. Learning to accurately interpret the emotions of others and portray your genuine intentions in communication helps you advance your emotional intelligence as well as your leadership influence.

Speaker:  Jody Holland, Owner, Jody Holland Training & Speaking

Addresses ICMA practice groups 9 (Inclusion); 12 (Human Resources Management);
18 (Personal Development)

Surviving the Waves of Healthcare: Solutions to Rising Costs
As healthcare costs continue to rise to unprecedented rates, cities are exploring alternative ways to provide affordable healthcare while decelerating increasing costs. Hear the perspectives of human resource directors and their unfiltered feedback on wellness programs, in-house clinics, and other health initiatives. Handout-Treacy

Speakers:  Mark Hindman, City Manager and Patrick Hillis, Human Resource Director, City of North Richland Hills; and Bob Treacy, Life and Health Insurance Counselor, Gallagher

Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Staff Effectiveness); 2 (Policy Facilitation); 6 (Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, Innovation and Continuous Improvement); 12(Human Resource Management)

Special Taxes and Revenues
Get the facts about some unique revenues available to cities, including hotel occupancy, venue and car rental taxes and fees.

Speaker:  Scott Joslove, President and CEO, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association

Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning);
6 (Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, Innovation and Continuous Improvement)

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Social Event (ticketed event)  
Join your colleagues for dinner at the Aquarium. Following dinner, take a short walk to Palm Beach and enjoy Bands on the Sand.

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