Thursday, January 25

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

8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome
TCMA President David Harris, City Administrator, City of Balcones Heights

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Making the Connection
Hear about networking opportunities, which are key elements to the city management profession.
Moderator: Kelly Kuenstler, City Manager, City of Leon Valley

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
How Did We Get Here? A History of the City Management Profession
This session will address how the council-manager form of government evolved in the
State of Texas.
Handout
Dan Johnson, City Manager, City of Richardson

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30  – Noon
Basic Duties of a City Manager
What does a day in the life of a city manager look like? In a nutshell, what are the essential responsibilities of a city manager?
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 3 ,5,6,10
Handout
TCMA President David Harris, City Administrator, City of Balcones Heights; and TCMA President-Elect Chris Coffman, City Manager, City of Granbury

Noon – 12:30 p.m
Luncheon

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Ethical Realities of Public Service
What are the basic concepts of public sector ethics? What practical, specific procedures can you establish to help make ethics an integral part of your personal and organizational life?
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 5 and 6
Handout
Nick Finan, Executive Director of Management Services and City Secretary, City of Texas City; and Valerie Bradley, Managing Director of Housing and Community Services, City of Mesquite

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m – 4:00 p.m.
The Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance
How do you develop a fiscally-sound budget for your city? What policies and procedures can you adopt to help you maintain the stability of your organization’s finances?
Addresses ICMA Practices Groups 3 and 10
Handout
Becky Brooks, Director of Resource Development, Government Finance Officers of Texas; and Josh Selleck, City Manager, City of Kilgore

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussions with Area City Managers
Brenda Eivens, City Manage, Cedar Park; Bert Lumbreras, City Manager, City of San Marcos; and David Morgan, City Manager, City of Georgetown

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