Friday, January 25

Session 1 will take place at the the Texas Municipal Center-First Floor Conference Room, 1821 Rutherford Lane, Austin.

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

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  
Council/Manager/Staff Relations
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 5 (Quality Assurance) and 6 (Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation)
How do city management professionals establish and maintain successful relationships and work effectively with the city council and city staff?
Brandt Rydell, Mayor; and Isaac Turner, City Manager, City of Taylor

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.     
Municipal Law 101
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 3 (Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning) and 12 (Human Resources Management)
Which basic municipal laws must you be familiar with? Statutes covering such issues as open government, ethics, employment, and purchasing will be discussed.
Zindia Thomas,Texas Municipal League, Legal Staff; Clarissa Rodriguez, Partner; and Charles Zech, Shareholder, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P. C.

11:45 a.m. – Noon     
Tying it All Together
Kelly Kuenstler, City Manager, City of Leon Valley