July 2019
Your monthly news & updates
Greetings NTMCA Members!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer! Whether you are traveling for vacation or having a stay-cation, I hope everyone can find some time to relax and rejuvenate. As we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, remember those that have fought or continue to fight for our freedoms. 
Our annual Awards Luncheon was a great success. Many thanks to Alicia Richardson, Traci Henderson, and Lisandra Leal for all the time they took planning and hosting the event. The Grand Hall at NRH Centre continues to be a perfect place to host an awards luncheon. The round tables were set beautifully with glowing vases as the centerpieces. The food tasted delicious and the door prizes made the event even more fun.
Alicia Richardson of North Richland Hills is the NTMCA Nominee for the TMCA Clerk of the Year award. Alicia has played and continues to play a huge role in our association. She leads by example, is willing to help when called upon and is passionate about promoting our Association. Congratulations, Alicia!
Thanks to the great success of our Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee and the membership, we were able to award three scholarships this year to: Aimee Nemer, Richardson; Monica Solko, Lake Worth; and, Erika McComis, Argyle. Congratulations!
On top of all our work and home obligations, our Committee members find the time to contribute to our Chapter in a meaningful way. Our Chapter would not exist without the hard work and contributions of our Committee members. During the awards luncheon, we recognized the following Committees and members.
2018 Holiday Committee:  Tina Stewart, The Colony, Chair, Martha Garcia, Arlington, Lisa Cabrera, Joshua, & Erika McComis, Argyle

Municipal Clerk of the Year: Aimee Nemer, Richardson, Chair ,Janice England, Saginaw, & Lisa Cabrera, Joshua

Membership : Laurie Garber, Carrollton, Chair, & Lindsay Wells, Euless

Legislative:  Theresa Scott, Flower Mound, Chair, & Tara Brooks, Grapevine

Technology / Communications:  Veronica Lomas, Southlake, Chair

2018 Audit: Alicia Richardson, North Richland Hills, Chair, & Lindsay Wells, Euless

Alyce Deering Scholarship:  Tammy Dixon, Bartonville, Chair, Art Camacho, Haltom City, Amanda Jacobs, Bedford

Nominating: Kristi Gilbert, Argyle, Chair, Laurie Garber, Carrollton, Ingrid Rex, Flower Mound

Bylaws Committee:  Diane Cockrell, Decatur, Chair, & Christine Loven, Colleyville

2018-19 Budget:  Art Camacho, Haltom City, Chair, Dianna Buchanan, Haslet

Professional Seminar (not pictured): Christine Loven, Colleyville, Chair, Allison Tidwell, Fort Worth, Amy Arnold, White Settlement

Municipal Clerk of the Year
Lastly, I’m humbled to have been awarded with the Municipal Clerk of the Year award for 2019. I sincerely express my appreciation to my fellow board members and committee chairs/members for all of their hard work and dedication to the Chapter. Because of you, my job as President is much easier. And to the NTMCA membership, thank you for supporting and encouraging me along the way. It truly makes a difference .
~~Action Requested~~
Revisions to the Alyce Deering Scholarship Guidelines
The Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee is requesting a revision to the scholarship guidelines. Please review the memo - click here - and be ready to discuss during the upcoming July business meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments/suggestions to me and I’ll provide them during the meeting.
Thank you all for your support and continued service to our organization and each other!

Respectfully Yours,
Amy Shelley, President
Brief Reminders for Important Dates & Events
July 18, 2019 – Business Luncheon, Joint Meeting with the Lone Star Chapter, Richardson

August 15, 2019 – Business Luncheon, Saginaw
  • Guest Speaker: Gabe Reaume – Sister Cities Program
  • Nominating Committee will present the FY19-20 Slate of Officers
  • Discuss proposed Bylaw amendments
  • Discuss the Preliminary FY19-20 Budget

August 22-23, 2019 – TMCCP Seminar – Legislative Update, San Marcos

September 11, 2019 – Business Luncheon, Euless
  • Guest Speaker: Kim Sutter, TMCA President – TMCA Update
  • Vote on Proposed Bylaw amendments
  • Vote on Proposed Alyce Deering Scholarship Guideline amendments
  • Vote on Proposed FY19-20 Budget
  • Administer Oaths to the FY19-20 Board

October 9-11, 2019 – TML Conference, San Antonio

October 16, 2019 – Business Luncheon, Bedford
  • Guest Speaker: Tana Travis - TABC

October 24-25, 2019 – TMCCP Graduate Institute, Fort Worth

Thanks to all the members who take a few minutes to assist us in the biannual review of the Bylaws Please send any comments or questions to Diane Cockrell at [email protected] on or before July 1.
Christine Loven, City Secretary, Colleyville and I will bring suggested changes to the August meeting for discussion and a vote will be taken at the September meeting.

  • Diane Cockrell
October Graduate Institute - President's Celebration

We hope you can join us as we celebrate Kim Sutter’s service as TMCA President. After Kim hands over the reins in October at the Graduate Institute in Fort Worth, you are invited to join us for an evening of dancing, laughs, and fellowship. This event is privately funded, but if you want to help, please consider purchasing a Super Clerk pin for yourself and others in your office. The cost is $5 per pin. Additional details regarding the event will be provided as the event gets closer. Please contact Alicia Richardson, phone 817-427-6061, [email protected] , if you are interested in a pin.
Getting to Know Your Fellow Clerks
Alexandra Burke, UNT Texas Municipal Clerks

  • What is your current position at your city/town/university? Communications Specialist for Texas Municipal Clerks at the University of North Texas

  • How long have you been in your position? 22 years

  • How long have you been in your profession? 22 years

  • What other positions/jobs have you held? Other positions held with Texas Municipal Clerks include student assistant, administrative assistant I, administrative assistant II, administrative coordinator II, administrative specialist IV

  • What are your current hobbies or interests? film and television, art, reading

  • Fun fact that others may not know about you? My ancestor was the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial!

  • If you could travel back in time who is one person from history that you would like to meet and why? Frida Kahlo—she’s fascinating

Dr. Amy Holt, UNT Texas Municipal Clerks

  • What is your current position at your city/town/university? I am the Education Director for the Texas Municipal Clerks Association and Certification Program. My office is at the University of North Texas in Denton.

  • How long have you been in your position? I have been in my position for 6 ½ years.

  • How long have you been in your profession? I have been educating current and future government officials for 11 years.

  • What other positions/jobs have you held? Prior to my position with TMCA, I was a lecturer for the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas while I pursued my Ph.D. Before moving to Texas I was the Assistant Director for Housing at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Prior to that I was a recruiter for the University of Arkansas.

  • What is your greatest professional accomplishment? It would certainly be completing my Ph.D. There were several times I wanted to give up but I didn’t and now I’m so glad.

  • What are your current hobbies or interests? I love to read and travel. Those are my favorites! I also enjoy family time with my husband and my little girl.

  • Fun fact that others may not know about you? Hmmmm…. I was born in England. 

  • If you could travel back in time who is one person from history that you would like to meet and why? Paul of Tarsus. He had a hate of a specific faith group, and that hate was changed so drastically such that he became a staunch ambassador for the faith. I think it would be interesting to get perspective and insight from him given how much division we see between people who have different beliefs in today’s time.

Upcoming Events and Meetings
July 18 - Joint NTMCA & Lone Star Chapter Luncheon - Richardson - REGISTER HERE

August 15 - NTMCA Business Luncheon - Saginaw

August 22-23 - TMCCP Legislative Update - San Marcos

September 11 - NTMCA Business Luncheon - Euless

October 9 -11 - TML Conference - San Antonio

October 16 - NTMCA Business Luncheon - Bedford

October 24-25 - Graduate Institute - Fort Worth

North Texas Municipal Clerks Association | [email protected] | www.ntmca.org

President:  Amy Shelley , Southlake | 817-748-8015

Vice-President:  Monica Solko , Lake Worth | 817- 237-1211 x105

Treasurer: Traci Henderson , North Richland Hills | 817-427-6060

Secretary:  Christine Green , University Park | 214-987-5302

Historian:  Erika McComis , Argyle | 940-464-7273