July 2018
Your monthly news & updates
President's Message
Greetings NTMCA Members!
So much to be thankful for at this time of year: watermelon, swimming pools, family reunions, friend get-togethers, time to travel, longer days and slower schedules (maybe). It may be hot, but there is a lot of good during this time of year. So, keep cool and enjoy your July.
June Meeting

Our annual Awards Luncheon was a great success. Many thanks to Alicia Richardson, Traci Henderson and Maria Lindsey for all the time they took planning and hosting the event. The Grand Hall at NRH Centre was a perfect place to host an awards luncheon. The round tables were set beautifully, including gorgeous flowers set in glowing vases as the centerpieces. The food tasted delicious and even more so since the caterer served us on real china. Wrapping up the luncheon, our hosts had gathered over ten door prizes, which made the event even more fun .
NTMCA Nominee for TMCA Clerk of the Year
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. 

Committee Recognition
During the awards luncheon, the following FY 17-18 committee chairs and committee members were recognized. We all benefit because of their hard work and dedication to NTMCA. Thank you all for serving.
At right, 2017 Audit Committee : Diane Cockrell, Decatur, Chair; Alicia Richardson, North Richland Hills; Lindsay Wells, Euless

2017 Holiday Committee:  Laurie Garber, Carrollton, Chair; Tara Brooks, Grapevine; Erika McComis Bridgeport

2018 A.D. Scholarship Committee: Tammy Dixon, Bartonville, Chair; Ginger Choate, Flower Mound; Ingrid Rex, Flower Mound
2018 Professional Seminar: Theresa Scott, Flower Mound Co-Chair; Art Camacho, Haltom City Co-Chair; Zolaina Parker, Watauga
2017-2018 Membership Committee:  Laurie Garber, Carrollton, Chair; Amanda Jacobs, Bedford

2017-2018 Technology Committee:  Michael Wells, Bedford, Chair
2017-2018 Municipal Clerk of the Year Committee:  Aimee Nemer, Richardson, Chair; Traci Henderson, North Richland Hills; Janice England, Saginaw

2017-2018 Nominating Committee:  Shannon Montgomery, Rhome, Chair; Diane Cockrell, Decatur

2017-2018 Ad Hoc TMCA August Seminar Social Committee:  Art Camacho, Haltom City, Chair; Ron Gonzales, Ft. Worth; Alicia Richardson, North Richland Hills; Kim Sutter, Euless
Certifications, recertifications, & scholarship winners
Later, we extended congratulations to the eight recertification, seven first certification, and two enrollees passing exams this year. Our chapter benefits when each one of us succeeds.   

Also during the award luncheon, each of the following members were presented Alyce Deering Scholarship awards in the amount of $500: Traci Henderson (North Richlands Hills), Monica Solko (Lake Worth) and Veronica Lomas (Southlake).

Municipal Clerk of the Year

Lastly, I’m humbled to have been awarded with the Municipal Clerk of the Year award for 2018. I thank my fellow board members and committee chairs and committee members for all their hard work relating to NTMCA. You all make my job as President much easier. And to the NTMCA membership, thank you for supporting and encouraging me along the way. It really makes a difference.
July Meeting
Our next business luncheon is Thursday, July 19 at the Decatur Conference Center, 2010 W. US 380, Decatur, TX 76234 - REGISTER HERE   As a special treat, TMCA President Marie Balthrop (Wichita Falls) will be visiting. I hope each of you can attend and give her a friendly NTMCA welcome. In addition to our special guest, Tim Marvel will be speaking on “Making Daily Progress”, a topic that can benefit each one of us. Although the drive may be a little longer than usual, consider your drive time as ‘Mobile University’ and listen to an educational podcast or book on tape. Happy listening and learning.
Brief Reminders for Important Dates and Events
  • TMCCP Records Management Seminar Social is scheduled for Thursday, August 9th. See side article for more information.
  • August 16, 2018 – Business Luncheon, Lake Worth;
  • Guest Speaker: Theresa Ewing, “Municipal Court Overview & How Court Relates to Open Records Request”
  • Discuss Preliminary FY 18-19 Budget
  • Presentation of and Vote for FY 18-19 Slate of Officers
  • September 12, 2018 – Business Luncheon, Keller
  • Vote on Proposed FY 18-19 Budget

Respectfully Yours, 
Sheila Morales, President
TMCCP “Records Management” Seminar in Grapevine - August 9
Come and Go Social ~
NTMCA, in conjunction with a few vendors, is sponsoring a “Come and Go” social on Thursday, August 9 at 5 p.m. The Ad-Hoc Committee invites you to join them and your fellow colleagues at Bonnie & Clyde’s Hideout (located in hotel) where you can catch up with old friends, meet new friends, visit and discuss business practices with vendors, nibble on snacks and quench your thirst with refreshments. 
Come join us from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Goody Bags ~
The Ad-Hoc Committee is collecting items to place in goody bags for conference attendees. Help us welcome our fellow clerks with style. Any items from your city are welcome. Please contact Art Camacho (Haltom City), Alicia Richardson (North Richland Hills), Kim Sutter (Euless), or Monica Solko (Lake Worth). 
2018-19 Host Cities Needed
We need your help! Please consider hosting a meeting.
Please email  Amy Shelley if you are interested in hosting.

October 18, 2018 - Southlake
November 14, 2018 -  Host City Needed
December 2018 - TBD by Holiday Committee
January 17, 2019 -  Host City Needed
February 20, 2019 -  Host City Needed
March 28, 2019 -  Host City Needed
April 2019 - Professional Seminar-TBD
May 2019 - No meeting (Elections)
June 19, 2019 -  Host City Needed Awards Luncheon (need a central location)
July 18, 2019 -  Host City Needed
August 15, 2019 -  Host City Needed
September 11, 2019 -  Host City Needed  
October 17, 2019 -  Host City Needed  

Upcoming Events
July 19, 2018 - Decatur - with TMCA President Marie Balthrop  REGISTER HERE

August 9, 2018 - Social hosted by NTMCA at the TMCA Records Management Seminar, Grapevine

August 16, 2018 - Lake Worth

September 12, 2018 - Keller

October 18, 2018 - Southlake

North Texas Municipal Clerks Association | ntmca@ymail.com | www.ntmca.org

President:  Sheila B. Morales , Copper Canyon | 940-241-2677

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

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

Secretary:  Kristi Gilbert , Argyle | 940-464-7273  

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