AMCC Board of Directors
Irene Mason, CMO
AMCC President and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Muleshoe
A resident of Muleshoe since 2006, Irene Mason was elected to the Muleshoe City Council in 2007. She has served as mayor pro tem since 2009, being the city’s first female to serve in that position.
Irene is the immediate past president of TML Region 3 and is a member of the governor-appointed South Plains Regional Review Committee. She helped established the City of Muleshoe Youth Advisory Council and serves as its sponsor.
Irene is an elementary school counselor. She and her husband Ray love to play golf, travel, visit their three children and three grandchildren, and help with a two-church youth group.
David Speicher, PE
AMCC 1st Vice President and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Justin
David has served on the Justin City Council for more than six years and is in his first year as mayor pro tem. Additionally, David serves as the park chairman for the City of Justin and 2nd vice president for TML Region 8.
David is a Texas-registered professional engineer. He has gained significant leadership experience through prior positions as assistant area engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation, Water Department engineer with the City of Fort Worth, City of Denton development review administrator, and as an officer in the United States Army.
David is presently a vice president with Wade Trim Engineering, a consulting engineering firm located in Grapevine. David’s focus is on quality of life and ensuring and protecting those resources that bring value to our community, jobs to citizens, safety to homes, and enhancement to lives.
David and his wife Michelle have three children. David and Michelle spend most of their free time at the various sporting events their children are in. His favorite sports are hockey and softball.
Eddie Daffern, CMO
AMCC 2nd Vice President and Mayor, City of Staples
Eddie Daffern was a member of the committee to incorporate the City of Staples in 2008. He was elected as the first mayor and has served since November 2008.
Eddie is a member of the Small Cities Advisory Council and has been very active with TMLI, having attained the CMO designation the past three years.
Eddie is retired as a professional salesman in the jewelry and medical industries and from 34 years in the U. S. Marines, Reserves, and National Guard. He is a Vietnam Veteran.
Eddie is very active in the Masons and Shriners, and he and his wife Shari travel extensively.
Holly Gray-McPherson, CMO
AMCC Past President and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Roanoke
Holly Gray-McPherson has served on the Roanoke City Council since 2002 and has served as the mayor pro tem for the past nine consecutive years. Being a lifetime resident, she is very active in her community. She has served as chair of the Roanoke Charter Commission, is a charter member of the Roanoke Historical Board, and is the past chair for Arts Council Northeast (local arts council), which is dedicated to encouraging the arts and cultural affairs in the community at large. Holly is currently serving as the TML Region 8 Board director and has received TMLI recognition for nine consecutive years.
Holly is the business development director for Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers of Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.
Holly and her husband Mark have two children, Cole and Hannah. Holly is a dedicated soccer and volleyball mom, and when she’s not volunteering, you will find her enjoying her free time watching her children compete.
Judy Freeman Chambers, CMO
TML Board Representative and Councilmember, City of Mexia
Judy has been employed as a victim’s advocate for more than ten years with the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children. She was previously employed as the victim assistance coordinator for the Falls County, Texas District and County Attorney. Before working as an advocate in the legal system, she was employed with the Gwinnett County, Georgia, ISD and Denton, Texas, ISD. During the 15 years she was in the educational system, she worked both as an aide and administrative assistant in the special education departments.
Judy is a 1972 graduate of Mexia High School, and she attended Paul Quinn College, Anchorage Community College, and Gwinnett Technical Center. She is a trained mediator, meeting the requirements of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable Standards.
She is a seven-term councilmember of the City of Mexia. She has served as president of two TML affiliates, the Texas Association of Black City Council Members and the Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners. She has served on the TML Board and several TML legislative committees.
Judy was married for 26 years to a military man, which afforded her the opportunity to travel around the country. She is the mother of two and proud grandmother of three grandsons—H.C., Issak, and Austin—and hopefully a granddaughter due next year.