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New and Emerging City Managers Roundtable

NCTCOG has partnered with Government Resource Associates to create a program geared towards new and emerging city managers. The program is run cohort style with approximately 20 persons in a class. NCTCOG will select participants based on their experience and the combination that ensures the most interactive group. Selected participants commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion and substitutions are not permitted.

The 2016 NECM Program is scheduled to begin in January 2016 with 10 monthly programs, skipping July.

Program Details

  • 10 sessions held over a one-year period (no session in July)
  • Schedule:
    • 8:00 - 8:30am Networking
    • 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Instructional Session and Open Forum Roundtable
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Submitted for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
  • All sessions held at NCTCOG offices in Arlington

Tentative Curriculum

  • Utility Rate Management
  • Information Technology/Data Analytics
  • Employment Costs
  • Financial Reporting/Audit
  • Internal Controls/Staffing and Operations
  • Long-Range Financial Planning
  • Budgeting for Municipalities
  • Debt Management
  • Treasury Management/Economic Development
  • Fiscal Policies and Financial Management Practices

Valerie Bradley
City of Mesquite

Mario Canizares
City of Coppell

James Childers
City of Abilene

Robbie Corder
City of University Park

Paulette Hartman
City of Joshua

Jennifer Hibbs
City of Grapevine

Mark Israelson
City of Plano

Jeff Jones
City of Hurst

Jason Little
City of Melissa

Opal Mauldin Robertson
City of Lancaster

Jared Miller
City of North Richland Hills

David Morgan
City of Richardson

Matt Mueller
Town of Little Elm

Alison Ortowski
City of Southlake

Erin Rinehart
City of Carrolton

Michael Scott
City of Waxahachie

Shelli Siemer
City of Allen

Melissa Stephens
City of Cedar Hill

Eric Strong
City of Richland Hills



If you would like more information, and/or are interested in participating, please email


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