Bastrop Program
Sessions are subject to change.
This orientation will be held at the Bastrop Convention Center.

August 12, 2021

7:30–8:00 a.m. Registration with Coffee and Breakfast Bites
8:00–8:10 a.m. Welcome
TML President-Elect David Rutledge, Mayor, City of Bridge City; and
TAMCC President and TML Board Director Steve Rockey, Councilmember, City of Friendswood
8:10–9:10 a.m. Be an Inspired Leader!
Joe Serio, PhD
9:10–9:25 a.m. Stretch Break
9:25–10:25 a.m. Parliamentary Procedure: Being Aware of the Key Rules
Lee Woodward, City Secretary/PIO, City of La Porte
10:30–11:30 a.m. Understanding Your Financial Oversight Responsibilities
Martie Simpson, Executive Director, Government Finance Officers Association of Texas
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30–1:30 p.m. Governing Ethically: Understanding Your Influence
Dan Johnson, City Manager, City of Richardson
1:35–2:35 p.m. Fundamentals of City Regulation
Christy Drake-Adams, Director of Legal Services, Texas Municipal League
2:35–2:45 p.m. Stretch Break
2:45–3:45 p.m. Interacting Constructively with the Media
Tom Bryson, Communications Consultant, DFW Strategic Communications
3:50–4:30 p.m. Advocating for Your City
Monty Wynn, Director, Grassroots and Legislative Services; JJ Rocha, Grassroots and Legislative Services Manager; and Bill Longley, General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

August 13, 2021

7:30–8:00 a.m.
Coffee and Breakfast Bites
8:00–9:00 a.m. Your City’s Revenue Sources and Economic Development
Tad Cleaves, Legal Counsel, Texas Municipal League
9:05–10:05 a.m. Texas Public Information Act Required Training
George E. Hyde, Law Partner, Russell Rodriguez Hyde Bullock, LLP
10:10–11:10 a.m. Texas Open Meetings Act Required Training
Evelyn Njuguna, Assistant Director of Legal Services, Texas Municipal League