Craig Barnes, City of Garland

The committee is responsible for website content and development, social media, and the implementation of the professional awards program including  solicitation of nominations, selection of recipients and the awards presentations of all TMHRA awards.
If you are interested in serving on this committee please contact the committee chair.


Christi Kyln, City of Wichita Falls and Craig Barnes, City of Garland


The New Member Committee is responsible for recognizing and welcoming new members to TMHRA including publishing a list of new members, greeting new members at TMHRA functions, and arranging for Board members to telephone new members and welcome them into TMHRA. The committee also coordinates a new member dinner at the TMHRA Annual Conference.
If you are interested in serving on this committee please contact the committee chair.


 Shanté Jordan-Akafia, City of Plano

The Programs Committee is responsible for planning educational programs for all TMHRA-sponsored events. The committee’s work involves recommending topic and speaker ideas to the Board. The committee also coordinates programs with TML staff (i.e. determining specific content of each session; contacting speakers; determining speaker fee, if applicable; determining time block for each presentation; visiting host sites, as applicable; etc.).  Additionally they determine special themes for conferences, as well as portions of the planning for other ticketed events (i.e. luncheons, sightseeing tours, etc.).
If you are interested in serving on this committee please contact the committee chair. If you have a great program or speaker let us know.


 Chereé Bontrager, City of Richardson

The Nominating Committee is responsible for presenting a slate of board candidates annually. The committee consists of up to five members, with no more than three member from the current board. The Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors who presents the slate at the annual conference with six nominees for selection of three new Board members. The Nominating Committee is chaired by the Vice President. See Section VI, Section 6.1 of the constitution.
If you are interested in submitting a nomination please contact the committee chair.


Lisa Norris, City of Grand Prairie

TMHRA promotes, encourages, and advances the professional development of Texas municipal employees responsible directly or indirectly for Human Resources activities and functions in their organization. With sponsorships from organizations, we are able to provide exceptional ongoing networking, professional development, valuable conferences and activities at affordable costs to our members, as well as connect them with vendors and services that could benefit their city and employees.
If you are interested in supporting TMHRA through a sponsorship please visit our web page.



 Andre Houser, City of Conroe

The Legislative Committee tracks proposed legislation during the legislative session and provides status updates to the Board. The Committee also coordinates TMHRA representation for testimony to the legislature as needed.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the chair.



Texas Public Employers Labor Relations Association (TXPELRA)

Harold Cates, City of Fort Worth

The President of TxPELRA works with the TMHRA Programs Committee to accomplish professional development, training and education in employee-management issues and arbitration procedures. The TxPELRA President is the TMHRA liaison to the Texas Public Employers Labor Relations Association (TxPELRA) and works with TxPELRA officers and chapter operations.
To learn more about the organization visit TxPelra’s website.


Tadd Phillips, City of Georgetown

TMHRA has one seat on the TML Board; this is a two-year term with a limit of two consecutive terms. The TML Board Representative from TMHRA shall be filled by election by a member who has successfully served a minimum of two years on the TMHRA Board of Trustees and is an active member of TMHRA in good standing. TMHRA’s representative to the TML Board does not assume his/her position until after TML’s Annual Conference in even-numbered years.




Priscilla WilsonPriscilla Wilson, City of Garland

The Texas Chapter of IPMA-HR strives to provide human resources leadership, professional development, services and partnerships among all public sector entities in Texas. The National IPMA-HR is an organization that represents the interests of over 7,500 human resource professionals of all levels at the Federal, State and Local levels of government. Its goal is to provide information and assistance to help a human resources professionals increase their job performance and overall agency function by providing cost effective products, services and educational opportunities.
To learn more about the organization visit IPMA-HR Texas Chapter website.


Bonita Hall, City of Odessa

The TMRS (Texas Municipal Retirement System) Advisory Committee Representative for the TMHRA Board is appointed by the TMHRA President and approved by the Executive Board.   Members of the TMRS Advisory Committee on Retirement Matters are appointed by the TMRS Board of Trustees and serves at the pleasure of the Board. The TMRS Advisory Committee provides valuable assistance to the Board in considering benefit changes and improvements to the System, and acts as a voice for member, retiree, and city issues. Meetings of the Advisory Committee are held subject to the call of the TMRS Board Chair.



Other Committees
Other committees will be established by the President, as the need arises.