November 2017
Your monthly news & updates
President's Message
Greetings NTMCA Members! 
Happy Fall, Y’all! The weather is getting cooler, leaves are turning colors, and many are gearing up for the Holiday season. I’m really hoping to be prepared before the Holidays, so that I can ‘enjoy the moment’ more (as my Mother-in-law likes to say), rather than running errands, shopping for this and that, baking, or preparing meals at the last minute. I hope your preparation for this next season is seamless and that you have time for the things you value most.
Thank you to everyone that attended our October meeting here in Copper Canyon. We had a good turnout and we missed those that were not able to attend. 
In an effort to get to know each other better, during our Member Introductions, members were asked to name one of their favorite parts of their job. Answers varied from great location, supportive council, leadership focused city, event planning, ‘everything’ since new in their city, great coworkers, job diversity, helping solve problems or directing people to those that can help.  
Our guest speaker, Rachel Huitt, Human Resource Director for the City of Colleyville, clearly communicated everything we should know regarding ‘Performance Evaluations’. The presentation was detailed, extremely informative , and very applicable.
As part of the business meeting, Oaths of Office were administered to Monica Solko, NTMCA Treasurer, Kristi Gilbert, NTMCA Secretary and Christine Green, NTMCA Historian. Discussions also took place regarding a monetary or other contribution(s) for social events at the 2018 Election Law Seminar and the 2018 Records Management Seminar.  Members voted to donate to the Welcome Packets for the Election Law Seminar and voted to use $250 from the Special Projects Fund to purchase ten $25 gift cards for the Records Management Seminar.
This past week the TMCCP Graduate Seminar was held in Austin and many of our chapter members attended. Jay Warren, Marketing Communication Manager with the City of Arlington and Dr. Jane Long, IIMC Director of Professional Development presented very applicable information relating to communication. A few of our members were spotlighted during the conference. Both Kim Sutter (Euless) and Aimee Nemer (Richardson) took their oaths of office for the TMCA Board (Kim as President Elect and Aimee as Treasurer). Ron Gonzales (Ft. Worth), as Chair of the TMCA Municipal Clerk of the Year presented the annual Municipal Clerk of the Year Award to Cheryl Salgado (Spearman).  Diane Cockrell (Decatur) received the Underwood Law Firm Scholarship. 
Overall, attending the Graduate Seminar was a relationship bonding time and an inspiration to keep learning and serving – both in the local community and also with TMCA. 

Just a couple reminders…
NTMCA Membership Applications are due. Please see the Membership Drive article for additional details.

I’m still looking to fill a few Committee chair / member spots. Please consider serving our chapter.  Committee Applications can be found on the website. 
Respectfully Yours, Sheila Morales, President
Upcoming Events and Meetings
November 15, 2017- Coppell
Please join us at the Cozby Library & Community Commons, Rooms A & B in Coppell. Our guest speaker, Coppell City Manager Mike Land will lead discussion on Workplace Culture. Please come, share your experiences and learn new skills. 

December 13, 2017- Holiday Luncheon - Grapevine

January 18, 2018 - Irving

February 21, 2018  - Richardson

December Holiday Event - Gingerbread Jingle
This year's Holiday Committee is already seeing red and green as they gear up for annual NTMCA Holiday Luncheon. The always enjoyable event will be held December 13th at the Convention and Visitors Bureau at Grapevine's beautiful Grand Hall (636 South Main Street, Grapevine, 76051).

After much consideration, the Committee selected  Metrocrest Services to be this year's charity. This organization focuses on assisting families, individuals, and senior adults who are coping with crisis situations, need help stabilizing their lives, or who require support to live independently.

We are excited to support such an organization that touches so many lives and are blessed to be able to assist them in achieving their goals.
NTMCA Fun Facts
There are 70 different cities represented in the NTMCA members

These cities are in 8 counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise)

The most populous city in NTMCA’s membership is Fort Worth (741,206)

The least populous city in NTMCA’s membership is Lakewood Village (545)

NTMCA is one of 17 chapters in TMCA
Silent Auction Donations Needed
The Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee is soliciting donations for the Holiday Luncheon Silent Auction. The proceeds fund scholarships to help pay up to $500 towards education and certification expenses.

Please reach out to any business owners you know (family friend, acquaintance) who may be interested in contributing. Click here to download a sample donation letter.

Auction items that are sure to generate much excitement include:
·        sports and theater tickets
·        electronics (flat screen TV’s, iPads, etc)
·        hotel stays
·        beer and wine baskets
·        time-shares or vacation rentals
·        services: painting, architectural, beauty
·        artwork, hand-made items, jewelry
·        gift-certificates
If you able to obtain any donations please contact Tammy Dixon at the Town of Bartonville at 817-693-5280 or . Please bring your contribution/donation to the November 15th membership meeting. Otherwise, please let Tammy know by December 1st if you have something and she will work with you to have it picked up. 
NTMCA at the Graduate Institute
NTMCA Group Photo
Scholarship Recipient, Diane Cockrell
TMCA Board Members, from left to right,
Shelley George, Allen; Aimee Nemer, Richardson; Kim Sutter, Euless; Amanda McCrory, Burleson
Ron Gonzales, Fort Worth and Art Camacho, Haltom City
North Texas Municipal Clerks Association | |

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