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TMCCP Seminar: Special Topics in Texas
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 to Friday, June 23, 2023
Category: TMCCP Seminar


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Special Topics in Texas - Virtual Seminar

Course # 1

The “Special Topics in Texas Seminar” will cover topics of particular interest to public officials in Texas.  Due to the size, diversity, and structure of municipal governments in our state, Texas municipal leaders encounter an array of responsibilities that are unique. 

Topics for this seminar will include:

  • Taxes including Hotel Occupancy Tax, Chapter 380 Agreements, Property Tax Abatement, Type A & B EDC Sales Tax
  • Staying Neutral in a Pollical Environment
  • Ethics in a Municipal Setting
  • Cash Handling Policies and Procedures
  • Purchasing Procedures and Processes during an Emergency
  • Energy Conservation Topics for Local Government Officials
  • Top Liability Issues: What You Should Know and How You Can Reduce Your Risk of Damage


To view the bios for all speakers click here

  • Aaron Beam, Author, "Ethics Playbook"
  • Russell Gallahan, Local Government & Transparency Supervisor, Data Analysis and Transparency Division,
    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Scott Houston, Intergovernmental Relations Manager, TML Risk Pool
  • Sharon McFadden, TRMC, City Secretary, City of Mineral Wells
  • LaShon Ross, Assistant City Manager, City of Plano
  • Eddy Trevino, P.E., CEM, Director, State Energy Conservation Office,
    Government Affairs and Programs Division, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Meeting Information

  • Attendees are expected to be in the meeting 15 minutes early for roll call each day and sign in to Zoom using their full name. See you at 7:45am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday!
  • Questions to the speakers can be placed in the chat.
  • Be present with your camera on.
    You are required to have your camera on and be seen for the duration of the seminar to receive certification and recertification credit (TMCCP students). You will NOT receive credit otherwise.
    • Brief interruptions are acceptable.
    • Keeping in mind that you will be seen on camera, please maintain a professional decorum during the seminar.
  • TMCCP enrollees are expected to adhere to our standards of academic conduct.
  • This seminar will NOT be available to watch on-demand after the seminar.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS June 21-23, 2023

To print the schedule of events click here

  Image of Schedule of Events PDF. PDF available for download above


Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to send a substitute.
If you cannot send a substitute, a refund or transfer to a subsequent seminar (less a $25 processing fee) will be honored if written cancellation is received by June 7, 2023.
No refunds can be honored after that date. Allow 2-4 weeks to process refunds. Email [email protected] to request cancellation.

Photo Release Statement: Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc., may take photos of attendees throughout the seminar. These photos may appear on our websites, social media, newsletter, brochures, or other TMCA promotional material. By attending you agree to usage of your likeness in such media.

Contact: [email protected]