2016 TMHRA Annual Awards

Recently TMHRA held it’s annual awards luncheon which recognizes individuals as well as organizations who make a significant impact on our profession.

Each year three awards categories are recognized (Rising Star, Innovation in Municipal Human Resources Management and Professional of the Year).  These awards are given based on nominations submitted by TMHRA members.

Award Nominees

  • Rising Star Stephanie Beitelschies, City of Anna; Leonela Ruvalcaba, Fort Bend County; Haley Norris, City of Celina

  • Innovation in Municipal Human Resources Nominees  – City of Austin, City of Garland; City of Pearland; City of Plano

  • Professional of the Year NomineesMartha Butz, City of Highland Village; Sue Lahoff, City of Italy; Lisa Norris, City of Grand Prairie; Lety Yanez, City of Mesquite

Award Winners

Rising Star Award, Haley Norris, City of Celina

TMHRA Rising Star - Haley Norris

Innovation in Municipal Human Resources Award, City of Garland

TMHRA - Innovation Award

Professional of the Year Award, Lety Yanez, City of Mesquite

TMHRA - Professional of the Year - Lety Yanez

In addition to the standard awards, this year a fourth was given as well, the Charlie B. Shapard Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award winner is nominated and approved by the TMHRA board as an individual who exemplifies and has significantly contributed to the municipal Human Resources profession throughout their extensive career.

Jim Parrish, Deputy ACM, City of Plano

TMHRA - Charlie B. Shappard Lifetime Achievement Award - Jim Parrish

Previous Lifetime Achievement Award Winners pictured left to right

(Charlie B. Shapard, Jim Parrish,  Charles “Chuck” Speed, Bettye Lynn)

TMHRA - Charlie B. Shappard Lifetime Achievement Award (Past Winners)

Congratulations to all of this year’s award nominees and recipients!