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In this episode we talk with two local government leaders and their spouses about their perspective on work life balance in the real world. GUESTSPaulette Hartman, Deputy City Manager, North Richland HillsMichael Hartman (spouse to Paulette)Danny Zincke, Assistant City Manager, BoerneLacey Dingman (spouse to Danny Zincke and Director of Parks and Recreation, Marble Falls)
Learn how TCMA is helping  members with mental wellness and those who were instrumental in creating TCMA’s mental wellness program.GUESTSCliff Keheley, City Manager, City of MesquiteA. C. Gonzalez, TCMA Life Member and Senior AdvisorGreg Smith, TCMA Life Member Learn more about TCMA’s mental wellness program. 
Learn how to prepare your city staff, residents, and elected officials for changing demographics. The City of Coppell recently implemented a successful program in their community that embraces diversity and encourages residents to do the same.GUESTS:Mike Land, City Manager, City of CoppellVicki Chiavetta, Coppell Deputy City Manager, City of Coppell LEARN MORE:City of Coppell Allies in Community Program: Engagement Program:
Public schools are an important part of a municipality and many city managers work closely with their local school districts to ensure local students have the resources they need to succeed. The City of Boerne recently partnered with their local school district and the partnership has worked both ways. GUESTS:Ben Thatcher, City Manager, City of BoerneChris Shadrock, Communications Director, City of BoernePiper Adamson, Communications Intern, City of Boerne
City management internships can be beneficial for both the intern and the city. Our guests on Episode 15 share how their experiences as interns helped them be better leaders of their municipalities. GUESTS:Brooks Bennett, Assistant City Manager, City of Round RockImelda Speck, Senior Housing and Development Manager, City of IrvingStacey Ybarra, Assistant Village Administrator, Village of SaladoLearn more about internships in municipalities on the TCMA website.
The 2022 TCMA Annual Conference, "Seeing the Forest for the Trees," will be June 9 – 12 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Bastrop. Our guests on Episode 14 tell us what we can expect.  GUESTS:James Stokes, TCMA President-Elect and City Manager, City of Deer Park Paul Hofmann, City Manager, City of Bastropand Kim Pendergraft, Affiliate Association Manager, Texas Municipal LeagueTCMA members can learn about the conference and register online at the TCMA website. 
There are many paths to becoming a city manager. Some people follow the traditional path with a masters in public administration while others follow a less traditional path. On this episode, we talk with three TCMA members who followed their own path and the interesting twists and turns on their journey and how city management has become their passion.GUESTS:Clay Caruthers, City Manager in HurstScott Swigert, Interim City Manager in Mont BelvieuSteve Williams, City Manager in Carthage
Being a city manager is a unique job that comes with a whole set of interesting challenges that change on a daily basis. In this episode we talk with three TCMA members who  share their stories about what can happen in the day in a life of a City Manager.GUESTS:Julie Couch, Town Manager, Town of FairviewJeff Jenkins, Deputy City Manager,  City of TaylorTed Benavides, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Texas at Dallas and retired city manager, City of Dallas
In this episode we talk with two city managers who met under interesting circumstances at a TCMA conference and have supported each other in the profession over many years of friendship. Their story was featured in the July, 2021 issue of TCMA's Management Messenger newsletter. GUESTS:Mike Goodrum, City Manager, Sugar Land Gabe Reaume, City Manager, Saginaw
We talk with three women who are leading local governments in Texas. GUESTSKaren Daly, TCMA Life Member, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director, and Texas Women Leading Government Executive DirectorPaulette Hartman, Deputy City Manager, City of North Richland Hills, TCMA Past President Lauren Middleton-Pratt, Assistant City Manager, City of BudaICMA Study on Women in City Government:
A legend in the Texas city management profession, Terrell Blodgett is one of five individuals who have been honored as a TCMA distinguished member in its nearly 100 year history as an association. He was also selected as a TCMA Legacy Leader  in 2010. His interview can be seen: Mr. Blodgett was recently honored by the City of Austin for his lifetime commitment to public service and advancing the city management profession.GUEST:Terrell Blodgett
The topic of Episode 8 is “Managing When Life Happens.” We talk about how to manage a demanding job when life is happening around you. Guest:Julie Robinson, City Administrator in Spring Valley Village
On this episode we conclude our conversation about the history of the City Management profession in Texas. You can listen to the first part of our conversation in Episode 6. Guest: Dan JohnsonCity Manager, City of RichardsonMore information:https://www.tcma.org
On this episode we’ll have the first part of a conversation about the history of the City Management profession in Texas. Part 2 will be aired in a future episode.Guest: Dan JohnsonCity Manager, City of RichardsonMore information:https://www.tcma.org
In this episode, we talk with two of the advisors who make up the ICMA/TCMA Senior Advisor Program. The Program, formerly known as Range Riders, is a partnership program between TCMA and the International City Management Association (ICMA) to make the counsel, experience, and support of respected, retired managers of the profession available to individual members. The program is designed to help with personal and professional issues, but does not provide any form of technical assistance nor to solve substantive problems in a local government.GUESTS:AC Gonzalez, Jr., Senior Advisor, Regions 4, 7, and 8 Bob Livingston, Senior Advisor, Regions 3, 4, and 10Learn more about the Senior Advisors Program on our website. 
On this episode we discuss the importance of ethics in City Management.  GUESTS:Paul Hofmann, City Manager, City of Bastrop and Chair of the TCMA Ethics CommitteeMatt Mueller, Town Manager, Little Elm and Vice-Chair of the Ethics Committee Nick Finan, Life Member of TCMA and the recipient of the very first TCMA Excellence in Ethics and Integrity Award.
In this episode, we chat with some some TCMA members who came up with the concept of this podcast, the TCMA Allies Task Force, about their efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Association and the city management profession.GUESTS:Noel Bernal,  City Manager, City of BrownsvilleDebbie Maynor, Founder, HR & Management Solutions
In this episode we visit with members of the TCMA City Managers of Tomorrow Committee to discuss their efforts to develop a sustainable program to encourage and assist members who identify as emerging leaders. GUESTS: Austin Bleess, City Manager, Jersey Village James Earp, Assistant City Manager, City of KyleCrayton Brubaker, TCMA Student Member
In this episode, we chat with  members of the TCMA Advocacy Committee to discuss their efforts to advocate for the association and the city management profession.GUESTS: Ed Broussard, City Manager, City of Tyler, TexasHugh Walker, Deputy City Manager, City of Bryan, TexasJoe Pace, City Manager, City of Lorena, Texas
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