Training Events

Registration information for all events will be located in the Spotlight section of the homepage when available.

tcma annual conference

TCMA meets regularly each year at its annual conference in early summer. The conference provides educational and networking opportunities. Members discuss current trends in city management and related fields. 

future dates

June 20-23, 2024
City of South Padre Island

June 19-22, 2025
City of San Antonio

June, 4-7, 2026 (100 Year Celebration)
City of Arlington

william "king" cole series

The William "King" Cole series provides an opportunity for training in the fundamentals of city management. Session 1 topics include the history of the city management profession, basic duties of a city manager, ethics, and budgeting and finance. Session 2 topics include leadership, communication, human resources, and economic development.

This series is offered annually: Session 1 (January) and Session 2 (March or April). Attendance at Session 1 is not a prerequisite for attending Session 2.

Courtney Sharp City management clinic

The City Management Clinic is designed to educate and support individuals in city management positions on current and relevant issues. Previous topics have included leadership, organizational culture, and legislative updates.

The Clinic is offered annually in February.