Friday, June 28

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 Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury; Dennis Shingleton, Mayor Pro Tem; and David Cooke, City Manager, City of Fort Worth

Keynote Address: Living and Working in Purpose
Each one of us has been given a unique purpose. It’s our obligation to find it and use it to improve first our own self and then for those we live and work with. Bertice Berry will share principles for Living and Working in Purpose and “If you ain’t dead, you ain’t done.”

Addresses ICMA practice groups 1 (Personal and Professional Integrity); and 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development)

Speaker: Bertice Berry, PhD, Sociologist, Author, and Humorist

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m.–Noon
The Value of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Profession
Gain insight on how to ensure that our profession remains relevant into the future by creating an environment that fosters impartiality, variety, and opportunities for professionals to thrive in local government management.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Equity and Inclusion); and 13 (Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement)

Speakers: Karen Daly, Mountain Plains Regional Director, International City/County Management Association; Mike Land, City Manager, City of Coppell; and Carla Scales, Founder, Scales Consulting

P3s                    Handout
Have an agreement with a local business to provide compliance services to the elderly? Cities have been utilizing these partnerships long before the phrase P3 was coined. Learn some basic mechanics, tools, and examples of P3s that can be implemented regardless of your location or size.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 6 (Strategic Leadership); 7 (Strategic Planning); and 10 (Service Delivery)

Speakers: David Cooke, City Manager, City of Fort Worth; and Joe Sullivan, Partner, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Managing Healthcare Cost                  Handout
We cannot control the outcome of legislation or the rising cost associated with healthcare. Learn how communities are developing and implementing strategies and wellness programs and clinics to manage costs.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 6 (Strategic Leadership); 12 (Financial Management and Budgeting); and 13 (Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement)

Speakers: Samantha Dean, Workforce Services Director & Civil Service Director, City of Carrollton; and Brian Dickerson, Director of Human Resources, City of Fort Worth

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. Sold Out.)

2:00–3:15 p.m.
The Strategic Value of Onboarding                    Handout
Is your new employee orientation simply an overview of benefits and payroll forms? How do you ensure your new employees learn your organizational culture and expectations? Gain practical examples of steps to make orientation a journey and not a task.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 4 (Staff Effectiveness); 6 (Strategic Leadership); and 13 (Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement)

Speakers: Dori Lee, Human Resources Director, City of Lancaster; and Rebecca Vice, Organizational Development and Employee Engagement Administrator, City of Allen

What I Wished I Knew About Development Agreements Before I Negotiated One
Knowing what to include in them (and what not to) can make the difference between a legacy that’s a point of community pride or one that causes regret.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Equity and Inclusion); 12 (Financial Management and Budgeting); 13 (Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement); and 14 (Communication and Information Sharing)

Speakers: Ben Brezina, Assistant City Manager, City of Frisco; and James Earp, Assistant City Manager, City of Kyle

Breaking into the Profession
Are you a student, new to local government, or an employee in a medium sized or big city department? Learn from a diverse group of individuals of their journey to becoming a city manager.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 4 (Staff Effectiveness); and 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development)

Speakers: Sereniah Breland, City Manager, City of Pflugerville; Robert Camareno, City Manager, City of New Braunfels; Karen Daly, Mountain Plains Regional Director, ICMA; and Gina Nash, City Manager, City of Sachse

3:15–3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30–4:45 p.m.
Capital Budgeting Within a Creative Governance Approach                    Handout
How do you develop and incorporate mission, visions, mechanics, financials, and execution steps into a capital improvement plan (CIP)? Find out how to build and maintain CIPs in communities of all sizes.

Addresses ICMA practice group 12 (Financial Management and Budgeting)

Speakers: Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Arlington; and Martie Simpson, Executive Director, Government Finance Officers Association of Texas

Social Media and Defense Strategies          Handout 1          Handout 2            Handout 3
Speech is a freedom guaranteed, and individuals are exercising this freedom in ways that create polarization and safety concerns. Learn defensive strategies for managing social media while not infringing on the freedom of speech.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation); 9 (Community and Resident Service); and 11 (Technological Literacy)

Speakers: Belinda Willis, Director of Communications and Marketing, City of Mansfield; and David Ritter, Partner, Brown & Hoffmeister

Council Manager Form of Government in Big Cities
The issue of the viability of the council-manager form of government in large cities in Texas sets the tone for how small to mid-sized cities in the state are administered. Hear a discussion from city managers of some of Texas’ largest cities on key issues and how their involvement in TCMA is important to the long-term sustainability of the city management profession in Texas.

Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); and 14 (Communication and Information Sharing)

Speakers: T. C. Broadnax, City Manager, City of Dallas; David Cooke, City Manager, City of Fort Worth; and Spencer Cronk, City Manager, City of Austin

6:30–9:30 p.m.
Social Event (ticketed event. Sold Out.)  
Fort Worth Zoo

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