New Logo
December 30, 2010 


Our Christmas luncheon yielded laughter and fellowship, but most importantly our Chapter gave unselfishly to Feed By Grace.  We want to thank those who attended the Christmas luncheon for their generous donation.  Neale Mansfield, Executive Director for Feed By Grace reports that our Chapter blessed their organization with $420.00.  Mr. Mansfield shared that the money collected will assist them in purchasing a heater for their facility and their Christmas event at Unity Park.


Mr. Mansfield shared the mission for Feed By Grace, which is to encourage and empower homeless individuals who desire life change.  Click here to visit website.   

NTMCA Apparel
At our September luncheon, President Doty presented the Chapter's new logo.  The new logo is now available on a variety of apparel for both men and women. 

In addition to apparel, tote bags are available and will come in handy for conferences and seminars.  Click here to view available items and the order form.  President Doty has offered to deliver items to the Election Law Seminar in Irving or to the February luncheon meeting in Lancaster.


Honk....Honk to the following members who
have already volunteered to serve on a committee for 2011.  The Board thanks you in advance for your service.


We still need a few clerks to round out our committees.  Please consider serving...we can use your expertise and energy. 


Alyce Deering Scholarship Fund Committee -  Mary Kayser, Chair (Garland), Pam Schmidt (Richardson), and Ivy Peterson (Cleburne)


Audit Committee - Art Camacho, Chair (Haltom City), Diane Callahan (Highland Village) and Keesha Lay (Keene)


Holiday Celebration Committee - Laura Bell, Chair (Carrollton), Cathy DiMaggio (Grand Prairie) and Linda Cantu (Richland Hills)


Legislative Committee - Ashley Mitchell, Chair (Carrollton)


Membership/Communications Committee - Lyn Hill (Cedar Hill)


Municipal Clerk of the Year Committee - Susie Quinn, Chair (Rowlett), Angie Winkle (Crowley), Diane Zucco (Plano) and Shanae Jennings (Irving)


Nominating Committee - Laura Bell, Chair (Carrollton), Linda Rhodes (Lake Worth), Julie Heinze (Lewisivlle) and *Sherry Reeves (Grandview)


Professional Seminar Committee - Kim Sutter, Chair (Euless), Rita Frick (Hurst), Amy Piukana (Hurst), Alicia Richardson (Highland Village), Norma Zenk (Azle), Diane Cockrell (Decatur) and Shelly Doty (Cleburne)


TMCCP Reception Committee -  


*waiting on confirmation

In This Issue
NTMCA Apparel
NTMCA Committees
TSL - Local Schedules & Webinars
Upcoming Meetings
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
TML Article - Profile in Public Service:Webster City Secretary Pauline Small 
Shelly Doty, President

Kim Sutter, Vice President

Norma Zenk, Treasurer

Alicia Richardson, Secretary
Highland Village

Diane Cockrell, Historian
Did you know...
Our Chapter is comprised of TML's Region 8, Where the West Begins--Fort Worth Area & Region 13, North Central Texas Region--Dallas Area. Our Chapter includes 10 counties in Region 8 and 9 counties in Region 13.

Region 8 -
Cooke, Wise, Denton, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Erath, Hood, Johnson & Somervell

Region 13 -
Grayson, Fannin, Collin, Hunt, Dallas, Rockwall, Ellis, Kaufman and Van Zandt
Texas State Library and Archives Commission - Local Schedules & Webinars

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is scheduled to meet in February to consider the proposed local schedules.  The schedules have been posted to their website.  At the time of this article, comments were being accepted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  If no changes are made to the schedule(s) they will become effective shortly after approval by the Commission.  If a schedule is changed as a result of public comments, it could be May before the Commission considers the proposed changes.  Likely making the schedule(s) effective date during the summer. 


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides helpful webinars and mailing lists to aid municipal clerks.  Please see below for upcoming webinars.


January 6, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: "Managing Your E-mail for Local Governments"

February 3, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - Noon: "Local Schedule SD Updates"

February 3, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: "Local Schedule JC Updates"

April 5, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - Noon: "Improving Your Disposition Program for Local Governments"

June 2, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: "Identifying Essential Records for Local Governments"

July 7, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - Noon: "Improving Filing Systems"

August 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - Noon: "Components of Efficient Storage Facilities for Local Governments"


Registration is open for 2011 webinars.  Please click here to reserve your spot!

Upcoming Meetings

February 9, 2011

Lancaster Recreation Center Grand Hall

Topic: "Can You Hear Me Now?", a panel discussion on communication as it applies to municipalities

Panel Speakers: Corky Brown - Cedar Hill Public Relations Manager; Tracie Hlavinka - DeSoto Community Initiatives Manager; Opal Mauldin-Robertson - Lancaster Assistant City Manager

Facilitator: Lyn Hill, Cedar Hill City Secretary


March 9 or 10, 2011 (date not confirmed)

Hurst Conference Center


April 13, 2011

Bridgeport City Hall


June 16, 2011

Arlington City Hall

Annual Awards Luncheon


August 18, 2011

Burleson City Hall

Topic: "Let Me Help You"...the role of the City Secretary inside City Government

Speaker: Shai Roos - Director of Community Development, City of Burleson


September 14, 2011

Richardson City Hall/Civic Center

Speaker: TMCA President Mary Kayser

Best wishes to you and your family.  We'll see you in 2011.