Affiliate Programs

The affiliate programs below are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the links below to view a specific affiliate program. Sessions, times, and speakers are subject to change. Please contact your affiliate president if you have any questions.

All conference events will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials (AHMO)
Texas Association of Black City Council Members (TABCCM)

Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (TAMCC)
Texas Association of Municipal Health Officials (TAMHO)
Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA)
Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA)
Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA)
Texas Public Works Association (TPWA)
Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS)


Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials (AHMO) [Back to Top]

Thursday, October 5
2:00-3:15 p.m.
2020 US Census: Minimizing the Undercount and the Loss of Federal Funds and Redistricting of Single Member Election Districts
Rolando Rios and George Korbel, Redistricting Attorneys

3:30-4:45 p.m.
Membership Meeting

Texas Association of Black City Council Members (TABCCM) [Back to Top]

Tuesday, October 3
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
T.J. Patterson Sr. Golf Tournament (click here)
Golf Club of Houston
3850 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77396

Wednesday, October 4
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Past Presidents’ Luncheon
Texas Southern University-Museum
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, Texas 77004
Transportation provided

Thursday, October 5
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Workshop


Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (TAMCC) [Back to Top]

Thursday, October 5
4:45 p.m. (upon adjournment of the TML Business Meeting)
Business Meeting and Election

Texas Association of Municipal Health Officials (TAMHO) [Back to Top]

Thursday, October 5
9:00-9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Steve Killen, President, TAMHO    

9:15-10:15 a.m.
City of Baytown Grant-Funded Animal Evacuation/Adoption Trailer
Kevin Cummings, Animal Services Manager, City of Baytown

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Morning Break (all TML conference attendees)

10:35-11:35 a.m.
Adoption, Inspection, and Enforcement of a Grease Trap Ordinance
Bill Alsup, Director of Health, City of Richardson

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Board Meeting

Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) [Back to Top]

Thursday, October 5
Attendees of the entire session can earn five hours of MCLE credit (including one hour of ethics).

8:00-9:00 a.m.

9:00-9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
TCAA President Karen Horner, First Assistant City Attorney, City of Baytown; and Ronald Lewis, City Attorney, City of Houston

9:15-9:45 a.m.
Accommodating Disabled Persons: Municipal Facilities
Clarissa Rodriguez, Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal, Hyde & Zech, P.C., San Antonio (.5 hr)

9:45-10:15 a.m.
Special Session Legislative Update

TML Staff (.5 hr)

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Strategies and Pitfalls for Cities Involved in High-Profile Litigation
Tom Brandt and Frank Valenzuela, Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., Dallas (.5 hr)

11:00-11:30 a.m.
Staying Out of the Courthouse: Best Practices for Employee Discipline
Slater Elza, Underwood Law Firm, Amarillo (.5 hr)

11:30 a.m.-Noon
Recent Federal Cases of Interest to Cities
Randy Montgomery, D. Randall Montgomery and Associates, Dallas (.5 hr)

Noon-1:45 p.m.
TML Delegates Luncheon and Presentation (separate ticketed event) or Lunch on Your Own

2:00-2:15 p.m.
Business Meeting: Election of TCAA Officers and Passing of the Gavel

2:15-2:45 p.m.
Effective Fire and Police Recruitment Tools
Bryan McWilliams, Deputy City Attorney, City of Amarillo
(.5 hr)

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Give Me a Sign: ReReeding Our Sign Codes
Laura Mueller, Bojorquez Law Firm, Austin (.5 hr)

3:15-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Civil Appeals Out of Your Own Municipal Court: What Do You Need to Know?

Ryan Henry, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, PLLC, San Antonio (.5 hr)

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Scandal: How to Be a Real-Life Municipal Gladiator (What to Do When City Officials Are Charged with Crimes)

Leah Hayes and Akilah Mance, Olson & Olson LLP, Houston (1 hr ethics)

5:00 p.m.

Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) [Back to Top]

Thursday, October 5
:00 a.m.
Board Meeting

Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) [Back to Top]

Thursday, October 5
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Membership Meeting


Texas Public Works Association (TPWA) [Back to Top]

Thursday, October 5
:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Board Meeting

Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) [Back to Top]

Wednesday, October 4
12:30-3:15 p.m.
Board Meeting

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Meet and Greet in the Park
Herman Square
900 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
Join us as we celebrate our fourth year as an affiliate of TML following our concurrent session. You will be able to connect with your peers from across the state; meet TRAPS leadership; interact with TRAPS’ session presenters; and enjoy refreshments as you network and take a moment to recreate and relax.

Thursday, October 5

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Building Sponsorship Programs That Work and Effective Partnerships
Budgets are tight and city staff everywhere are being asked to do more with less. Companies are seeking new ways to reach potential customers. Building a sponsorship program is an excellent solution to both problems. Find out where the sponsors are, what they are looking for, and how to keep them coming back for more.
Jasmine Lee, Special Events Coordinator, City of Irving

10:30-11:45 a.m.
Prescription Parks: Connecting with Park Resources to Meet Therapeutic Goals
Recreation therapists seek to link clients with available resources to promote growth and development. Parks and open space exist in every community and can provide a rich resource for TR programming; and as a resource for clients to maintain health after discharge. This session will explore a range of client needs that could be addressed using parks and nature-based activity interventions from a therapist’s perspective; and ways to build partnerships with park professionals to build ongoing supports and resources for persons with disabling conditions.
Dr. Jan Hodges, CTRS, Associate Professor, Texas State University-San Marcos

2:00-3:15 pm
Can Design Decrease Crime?
Many agencies face issues with Crime. CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) strategies have been used successfully throughout communities and parks to decrease and deter crime. This session will review why CPTED is important and useful, and key principles and examples of success. Participants will also complete a hands-on activity: to apply components of CPTED.
Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D.; and Mike Lopez, AgriLife, Texas A&M University

3:30-4:45 pm
Active Tourism Comes to Town
Everyone wants to have parks and trails that attract extensive use and that become known as regional attention getters. Learn about the steps taken to convert active tourism and transportation plans from idea to reality, and highlights of the significant potential return on investment of regional active transportation and tourism. This session will identify the framework by which local governments and partnering stakeholders can build upon the regional tourism economy through investment in trail facilities and complimentary marketing programs.
Jim Carrillo, FAICP, ASLA; Christian Lentz, AICP; and Dennis Blind, PLA, AICP, Halff Associates