2019 TCMA Annual Conference

Make plans to attend the 2019 TCMA Annual Conference.

Keynote sessions and speakers include:


Opening General Session (Friday)
Living and Working in Purpose
Each one of us has been given a unique purpose. It’s our obligation to find it and use it to improve first our own self and then for those we live and work with. Bertice Berry will share principles for Living and Working in Purpose and “If you ain’t dead, you ain’t done.”
Speaker:  Bertice Berry, PhD, Sociologist, Author, and Humorist


General Session (Saturday)
Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall was a successful international art dealer and had a passion for his Rocky Top ranch on the Brazos River. Life changed after an encounter with a homeless man who was threatening to kill everyone in sight in the homeless shelter where Ron and his wife Deborah were volunteering. His story was later transformed into a movie produced by Paramount Pictures.
Speaker: Ron Hall, Author and Producer


Closing General Session (Sunday)
Journey to Leadership
John Dau will tell his story as one of the “lost boys” of Sudan. He will share the life lessons that helped him overcome and lead others through the most horrific of circumstances, including the survival of the genocide of his people to leading hundreds of young boys across Sudan.
Speaker:  John Dau, Founder and President of John Dau Foundation and South Sudan Nation Builders


Deadlines to Remember

May 15:          Apply for a conference scholarship

May 31:          SAVE money with online early registration

June 6:            Register for the Golf Tournament


Inaugural University Competition

Eight Texas institutions of higher education will participate in the inaugural annual TCMA Intercollegiate Bowl. TCMA believes this will provide an exciting way to learn skills and information critical for leadership roles in local government. Teams will compete in seven different events including an academic research presentation; networking challenge; coaching challenge; dining with a city manager/administrator, assistant/deputy city manager, or retired city manager; community service; live spirit challenge; and “Jeopardy.”

Please welcome and encourage the students to the conference. They will be wearing badges to identify them as students or college bowl participants. Visit their team table on Thursday, June 27, as you arrive at the Welcome Reception. Their academic research will be on display, and everyone is encouraged to stop and visit with them.

Thank you to the City Managers of Tomorrow Committee for all their work to make this a successful event.