General Information

Unless otherwise noted, all conference events will be held at the Moody Gardens Hotel, located at 7 Hope Boulevard in Galveston.


Each individual must be registered at the appropriate rate. To take advantage of the early-bird discount, your registration form or online registration must be received in the TCMA office by May 31. If you register by mail, please send your payment and registration form to TCMA Annual Conference, 1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78754.

Register Online           Register by Mail              Register online and receive a $25 discount.

   By May 31  After May 31
TCMA member $325 $375
TCMA non-member $425 $475
Special member* $125 $175
(must be a full-time university student)
$  25 $  25
Life member $  25 $  25
In-transition member
No charge No charge
In-transition members are responsible for any ticketed events.    
Preconference Session (Thursday)  No charge  No Charge

*Special members include TCMA members who have joined since July 1, 2017; first-time attendees from cities with a population of less than 5,000; members of statewide assistants’ organizations who are NOT TCMA members; and academicians.

The delegate registration fees include all sessions, handouts, a conference bag, refreshment breaks, Thursday Welcome Reception, and Sunday Continental Breakfast. All of the following events are priced separately and tickets can be ordered at time of registration: Friday Awards Luncheon, Friday Social Event, and Saturday Networking Luncheon.

Spouse/Guest and Youth  $ 15 $ 15

Conference Sponsor (please refer to sponsorship policy or call us at (512) 231-7400.

Local government officials may NOT attend or register as a spouse, guest, or youth.
The spouse/guest and youth registration fee includes the Thursday Welcome Reception and the Sunday Continental Breakfast; all other special events are priced separately, and tickets can be ordered at time of registration. Spouses/guests and older youth are welcome to attend educational sessions.

On Friday, June 22, join your friends and colleagues at the Aquarium for dinner and enjoy Bands on the Sand at Palm Beach following. Cash bar will be available.

Discount attraction passes are available and provide unlimited access during your stay. Attractions include: Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium, 3D Theater, 4D Theater, Discovery Pyramid, Ridefilm Theater, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, and Palm Beach (Palm Beach is complimentary for hotel guests). See the registration form for the cost and to purchase tickets. Children under three are free.

The Moody Gardens Hotel, located at 7 Hope Boulevard, has offered a room rate of $185. To make reservations, please call 888-388-8484 and specify you are booking under a “Group Rate” for the Texas City Management Association Annual Conference. (Please note that TCMA Annual Conference delegates are NOT exempt from hotel occupancy taxes.) Hotel guests receive complimentary passes to Palm Beach.

If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is emailed to by May 31. No refunds will be honored after May 31.

Please use the separate golf form to register for the golf tournament and return your registration to the address provided on the form (do not return to TCMA). The tournament is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, at 1700 Sydnor Lane in Galveston. The cost is $40 per player.

TCMA discourages hospitality suite functions, which give rise to the appearance of seeking preferential treatment for a particular business. Individuals involved in such activities risk disciplinary activities as deemed appropriate by the Board in keeping with the TCMA Code of Ethics.

Casual attire is traditional for all TCMA Annual Conference events.

If you are in need of assistance of any kind, including dietary restrictions (such as allergies or sensitivities to particular ingredients), mobility, or audio or visual aids, please contact Kim Pendergraft at 512-231-7400 or

Please call us at 512-231-7400 if you have any questions.

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