2021 TMHRA Professional Awards Gallery
Kelly Rodriguez, Human Resources Generalist, City of Killeen
Recognizes a new member who shows exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to the association and profession. Recipients should be in the first five years of their career in public sector human resources management and can include those who have moved into public service mid-career.
City of Anna
The HR Strategic Department of the Year award is a new award category that recognizes the outstanding contributions that an HR team has made in the past 18 months to their City and the employees they serve. The Strategic HR Department of the Year award acknowledges the efforts made to enhance and further the mission, vision and values of the organization and its culture while aligning strategic HR practices and programs.
Kathleen Shields, Managing Director of Human Resources, City of DeSoto
Recognizes the human resources professional who has made significant contributions to the field of municipal human resources management in the past 18 months.
City of Fort Worth
Recognizes the local government that has developed innovative programs and services to solve municipal human resources management problems and create opportunities for its community to reach its full potential. This award is aimed at programs that have been created or modified in the past 18 months.
Amanda Kellam, Senior HR Analyst, City of Plano
This award is in memory of and acknowledges previous TMHRA members who were dedicated to the continuous pursuit of practical and applicable knowledge in the field of Human Resources as well as their active encouragement and mentorship of others within their profession. This award is intended to recognize the human resources professional(s) who embody these observed attributes. The recipient must be an Active, Affiliate, Cooperating, or Emeritus member of TMHRA. The recipient(s) of this award will receive a scholarship to attend the subsequent year’s TMHRA Annual Conference in the form of the waiver of the conference registration fee.