Episode 03:03 Senate Bill 2 Strategies
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
3d ago
In this episode we discuss the implications of the 2019 Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act. Learn how their cities have effectively worked through the legislation to benefit their citizens. GUESTS Cliff Keheley, City Manager, City of Mesquite David Morgan, City Manager, City of Georgetown LEARN MORE Property Tax Process Post-Senate Bill 2 (2019) - Explanatory Q&A ..read more
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Episode 03:02 Time Management Hacks
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
1M ago
Time management and keeping a balanced life is challenging. This episode will provide practical advice and encouragement for new and well-seasoned city management professionals. GUESTS: Taylor Lough, Assistant City Manager, City of Anna Shanna Sims-Bradish,  Assistant City Manager, University Park ..read more
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Episode 03.01 Grant Funding: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
Generating revenue from traditional sources has become more difficult and cities are turning to alternative ways to fund major infrastructure projects. Grants are a fantastic way to help cities fund these projects, but they often come with strings attached, and those can be a bit tricky. In this episode we talk with two well-seasoned grant recipients to walk us through the process and share their insights.  GUESTS: Austin Bleess, City Manager,  City of Jersey Village Cesar Garcia, City Manager, City of La Marque RESOURCES: https://www.tml.org/201/Grants https://www.tcma.org ..read more
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Episode 2:07 Innovations in Human Resource Management
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
Finding and keeping talent in municipal government can be a challenge and with cities being unique workplaces, it’s important for city management to be flexible and creative with human resource management. In Season 2, Episode 7, our guests share innovative ways to hire and keep municipal employees. GUESTS: Gina Nash, City Manager, City of Sachse LaShon Ross, Deputy City Manager, City of Plano ..read more
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Episode 2:05 Local Government 2030: Re-shaping How We Advance Democracy
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
In 2022, 51 practitioners under the age of 40 came together to discuss how to advance the future of local government. The convening was modeled after the Minnowbrook conferences, which started in 1968 and continued in 1988 and 2018 to reimagine the field of public administration.  In this episode,  Lauren Rose and Derrick Stanford  share their experiences as delegates at the convening. In addition,  Mike Land shares his participation in organizing the event and the importance encouraging young professionals to be a part of the conversation.  Guests:  Mike Land ..read more
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Episode 2.04: Perspectives on a Tragedy--Vince DiPiazza, City Manager, Uvalde TX (Part 2)
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
In Part 2 of of the episode Perspectives on a Tragedy, Vince DiPiazza, Uvalde City Manager and the 2023 TCMA Administrator of the Year, shares his experience during the mass shooting in Uvalde on May 24, 2022, and his management of the crisis ..read more
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Episode 02.02: The Ethics of City Management
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
A commitment to ethics is the cornerstone of the Texas City Management Association. In this episode we’ll talk with the chair and vice-chair of the TCMA Ethics Committee about how ethics shapes city management. GUESTS: Matt Mueller, Town Manager, Little Elm | Ethics Committee Chair Jennifer May, Deputy City Manager, Sugar Land | Ethics Committee Vice Chair Learn more: https://www.tcma.org/190/Ethics-Committee ..read more
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Episode 20: Emerging Leaders and the Value They Bring
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
On this episode of Perspectives we talk with two emerging leaders who bring value to their respective cities by virtue of their unique experiences outside of city management. GUESTS: Sara Robinson, Assistant City Manager, City of Deer Park Mayra Cantu, Strategic Support Manager, City of Georgetown  ..read more
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Episode 19: How Work Life Balance Works in the Real World
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
In this episode we talk with two local government leaders and their spouses about their perspective on work life balance in the real world.  GUESTS Paulette Hartman, Deputy City Manager, North Richland Hills Michael Hartman (spouse to Paulette) Danny Zincke, Assistant City Manager, Boerne Lacey Dingman (spouse to Danny Zincke and Director of Parks and Recreation, Marble Falls ..read more
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Episode 18: A Mental Wellness Imperative
Perspectives on City Management
by Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
4M ago
Learn how TCMA is helping  members with mental wellness and those who were instrumental in creating TCMA’s mental wellness program. GUESTS Cliff Keheley, City Manager, City of Mesquite A. C. Gonzalez, TCMA Life Member and Senior Advisor Greg Smith, TCMA Life Member  Learn more about TCMA’s mental wellness program.  ..read more
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