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.

Program Details

  • 10 sessions held over a one-year period (no session in July)
  • Schedule:
    • 8:00 am - 8:30 am 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