Agenda

Thursday, February 24, 2022

All educational sessions will take place at the Lake Granbury Resort Conference Center, located at 621 East Pearl Street.

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome
TCMA President Sereniah Breland, City Manager, City of Pflugerville; and Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury    

9:00–10:15 a.m.  
Managing Mental Health in an Organization During Stressful Times
This session will discuss and provide demonstrations on addressing mental illness and work environments during stressful times
Speakers: Joseph LaBeau, Retired City Manager, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Mental Health Consultant; and
Brent Parker, Interim City Manager and Former Fire Chief, City of Wylie

10:15–10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30–11:45 a.m.    
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds for Small Cities
With so many needs, how are other cities prioritizing the use of their ARPA dollars? This session dives into the strategy two cities have used to work with council and their cities' competing needs to allocate funds.
Speakers: Adrienne Lothery, Assistant City Manager, City of Colleyville; and Nicole Little, Business Process Analyst, City of Pflugerville

Noon–1:15 p.m.        
Networking Luncheon

1:15–2:30 p.m.    
The Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Report
Join TMRS executive director in a conversation on updates of new services and communications initiatives designed to improve your city and employees.
Speaker: David Wescoe, Executive Director, Texas Municipal Retirement System

2:30–2:45 a.m.        
Break

2:45–4:00 p.m.
Lessons Learned From the 2021 Storm
City managers from a medium and small city will discuss the benefits of preparing for a disaster and lessons learned from the 2021 winter storm that will help the communities with future events.
Speakers:  Michael Marrero, City Manager, City of Odessa; and Kenneth Williams, City Manager, City of Buda 

friday, February 25, 2022

7:30–8:00 a.m.        
Continental Breakfast

Welcome    
TCMA President Sereniah Breland, City Manager, City of Pflugerville; and Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury            

8:00–9:15 a.m.    
Practical DEI
Learn how one city is developing an organizational culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and impacting their community.
Speaker: Cliff Keheley, City Manager, City of Mesquite

9:15–9:30 a.m.    
Break

9:30–10:45 a.m.    
Legislative Update
Learn how the 87th legislative session impacted cities and discuss how TCMA can assist between sessions.
Speaker: Jared Miller, TCMA Public Policy Task Force Chair and City Manager, City of Amarillo