Transforming Lives Through Service And Having An Impact That Matters

Opal Mauldin-JonesThere are over 1,000 towns, villages and cities in the State of Texas and most have a town, village or city administrator or manager implementing the strategic vision established by the elected leadership.  We have the privilege to serve the residents of our state with kindness, humility, integrity, passion, professionalism and excellence.  

The past three years have presented opportunities that have not historically been experienced by our profession.  The COVID pandemic, social justice tragedies and the lack of civility in society illuminated the need to have professional public administrators with integrity and a commitment to serve ALL with kindness, professionalism and in a spirit of excellence.  This profession requires a heart fueled by passion for service to others and a commitment to equality, equity and inclusiveness.  

Whether officially or unofficially we all ascribe to the ideals of the Athenian Oath to transmit our city greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.  Everyday we are transforming and impacting the lives of our residents, colleagues and staff through our service.  

As we prepare to celebrate our Centennial in 2026, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the ethical tenets and principles of our Code of Ethics.  Thank you for your membership and service to our profession and association.  Take advantage of the numerous programs and services, connect, and establish meaningful relationships that will serve you, your community and impact our profession for years to come.  

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and I look forward to a year of Transforming, Serving and Having a Lasting Positive Impact that Matters for another 100 years.    


Opal Mauldin-Jones, ICMA CM
TCMA President
City Manager, City of Lancaster, Texas