7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Business Meeting Including Meet and Greet the Senior Advisors
Continental breakfast provided.
General Session and Keynote Address
Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall was a successful international art dealer and had a passion for his Rocky Top ranch on the Brazos River. Life changed after an encounter with a homeless man who was threatening to kill everyone in sight in the homeless shelter where Ron and his wife Deborah were volunteering. His story was later transformed into a movie produced by Paramount Pictures.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); and 9 (Community and Resident Service)
Speaker: Ron Hall, Author and Producer
10:15 –10:30 a.m.
Inaugural University Competition – Managing Today for Tomorrow
This session is the culmination of a week-long competition amongst Texas university public administration programs where the participant teams will compete on stage in a high energy show down, game show style, for the right to say they are the best public administration program in Texas. Expect there to be laughs, fun, and by all means, wear your alma mater colors (or adopt one), and cheer to participate in the Spirit Award part of the program!
Addresses ICMA practice groups 3 (Equity and Inclusion); 4 (Staff Effectiveness); 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development); 6 (Strategic Leadership); 7 (Strategic Planning); 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation); 9 (Community and Resident Service); 11 (Technological Literacy); and14 (Communication and Information Sharing)
Moderators: James Earp, Assistant City Manager, City of Kyle; and Sereniah Breland, City Manager, Pflugerville
TED Talks: Best Management Practices Handout 1 Handout 2 Handout 3 Handout 4
Ever needed an example of a program or service that could be adapted to your community? What about an unbiased review of a new tool or technology that you are evaluating? Hear four best management practices from community services to technology and infrastructure.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 4 (Staff Effectiveness); 5 (Personal Resiliency and Development); 6 (Strategic Leadership); 7 (Strategic Planning); and 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation)
Speakers: John Baumgartner, City Manager, City of League City; A.C. Gonzalez, Senior Advisor, TCMA; Buzz Pishkur, Director of Water Utilities, City of Arlington; Kelly Kuenstler, City Manager, City of Leon Valley; and Jeff Jenkins, Assistant City Manager, City of Taylor
Cybercrime: The Threat and What to Do About It Handout
Are your employees connecting their tablets, phones, or thumb drives to their desktop? Ever Receive an email requesting ransom to have your files released? Learn how to protect your organization from the inside.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation; 11 (Technological Literacy); 12 (Financial Management and Budgeting); and 14 (Communication and Information Sharing)
Speaker: Michael Bachmann, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas Christian University
10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Individual Financial Planning
International City/County Management Association-Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC); and Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Ticketed event. Sold Out.)
Enjoy interactive lunch experience is on the menu to create a true networking experience.
Just because it is legal does not make it right. Hear from the chair of the TMCA Ethics Committee on how to maintain your ethics in any environment or situation.
Addresses ICMA practice group 1 (Personal and Professional Integrity)
Speaker: Nick Finan, TCMA Ethics Chair and Executive Director of Management Services, City of Texas City
Panelists: Julie Couch, Town Manager, Town of Fairview; and Paul Hofmann, City Manager, City of Bellaire
Legislative Update and Municipal Law Beyond the Basics Handout
The legislative session is over; now what? Also learn what every manager wants to know about municipal law.
Addresses ICMA practice groups 2 (Community Engagement); 6 (Strategic Leadership); 8 (Policy Facilitation and Implementation); and 9 (Community and Resident Service)
Speakers: Bill Longley Legislative Counsel; and Christy Drake-Adams Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
3:30 p.m. Free time for Families (no planned events scheduled)
Assistants’ Organization Hosted Reception
Houston Bar and Patio, 902 Houston Street
University Alumni Events