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The Texas City Management Association (TCMA) presents Perspectives on City Management, a podcast about the people who work hard every day to keep Texas cities running smoothly. In each episode we sit down with city managers and other municipal public servants to discuss the business of local government, and the professionals who make it work. Show topics include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; City Management; Economic Development; Quality of Life; Next Generation of Leaders; and TCMA initiatives that benefit local leaders. Perspectives on Local Government is brought to you TCMA. The show is hosted, recorded, and produced by TCMA Social Media Coordinator Stacey Ford Osborne.

Perspectives on City Management Texas City Management Association (TCMA)

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The Texas City Management Association (TCMA) presents Perspectives on City Management, a podcast about the people who work hard every day to keep Texas cities running smoothly. In each episode we sit down with city managers and other municipal public servants to discuss the business of local government, and the professionals who make it work. Show topics include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; City Management; Economic Development; Quality of Life; Next Generation of Leaders; and TCMA initiatives that benefit local leaders. Perspectives on Local Government is brought to you TCMA. The show is hosted, recorded, and produced by TCMA Social Media Coordinator Stacey Ford Osborne.

    Episode 03:02 Time Management Hacks

    Episode 03:02 Time Management Hacks

    Time management and keeping a balanced life is challenging. This episode will provide practical advice and encouragement for new and well-seasoned city management professionals.

    GUESTS:
    Taylor Lough, Assistant City Manager, City of Anna
    Shanna Sims-Bradish,  Assistant City Manager, University Park

    • 44 min
    Episode 03.01 Grant Funding: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Episode 03.01 Grant Funding: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Generating revenue from traditional sources has become more difficult and cities are turning to alternative ways to fund major infrastructure projects. Grants are a fantastic way to help cities fund these projects, but they often come with strings attached, and those can be a bit tricky. In this episode we talk with two well-seasoned grant recipients to walk us through the process and share their insights. 

    GUESTS:
    Austin Bleess, City Manager,  City of Jersey Village
    Cesar Garcia, City Manager, City of La Marque

    RESOURCES:
    https://www.tml.org/201/Grants
    https://www.tcma.org/

    • 45 min
    Episode 2:07 Innovations in Human Resource Management

    Episode 2:07 Innovations in Human Resource Management

    Finding and keeping talent in municipal government can be a challenge and with cities being unique workplaces, it’s important for city management to be flexible and creative with human resource management. In Season 2, Episode 7, our guests share innovative ways to hire and keep municipal employees.

    GUESTS:
    Gina Nash, City Manager, City of Sachse
    LaShon Ross, Deputy City Manager, City of Plano

    • 44 min
    Episode 2:06 Preparing the Next Generation

    Episode 2:06 Preparing the Next Generation

    To help recruit and prepare a new generation of city managers, TCMA’s City Managers of Tomorrow Committee partners with university programs to tap those interested in a career in the city management profession. This episode will highlight how the how the TCMA Managers in Partnership Program is having a positive impact. 
     GUESTS:
    Corby Alexander, City Manager, City of La Porte and Chair of the City Managers of Tomorrow Committee
    Joey Dunn, Deputy City Manager, City of Bryan and TCMA Manager in Partnership for Texas A&M University
    Brian Nakamura, Former City Manager and Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
    Teagan Trammell, Student, Texas A&M University, Intern, City of Bryan.

    Learn more about the City Managers of Tomorrow Committee on our website. 

    • 46 min
    Episode 2:05 Local Government 2030: Re-shaping How We Advance Democracy

    Episode 2:05 Local Government 2030: Re-shaping How We Advance Democracy

    In 2022, 51 practitioners under the age of 40 came together to discuss how to advance the future of local government. The convening was modeled after the Minnowbrook conferences, which started in 1968 and continued in 1988 and 2018 to reimagine the field of public administration.  In this episode,  Lauren Rose and Derrick Stanford  share their experiences as delegates at the convening. In addition,  Mike Land shares his participation in organizing the event and the importance encouraging young professionals to be a part of the conversation. 

    Guests: 
    Mike Land, City Manager, City of Coppell, Organizing Committee MemberLauren Rose, Assistant City Manager for the City of Sachse and General Administration Delegate Derrick Stanford, Corporal, City of Coppell and Public Safety Delegate To learn more about Local Government 2030 and to read about the initiatives, visit the Local Gov 2030 website.  

    • 46 min
    Episode 2.04: Perspectives on a Tragedy--Vince DiPiazza, City Manager, Uvalde TX (Part 2)

    Episode 2.04: Perspectives on a Tragedy--Vince DiPiazza, City Manager, Uvalde TX (Part 2)

    In Part 2 of of the episode Perspectives on a Tragedy, Vince DiPiazza, Uvalde City Manager and the 2023 TCMA Administrator of the Year, shares his experience during the mass shooting in Uvalde on May 24, 2022, and his management of the crisis.

    • 38 min

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