Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners

AMCC Board of Directors

 

 2015 - 2016 AMCC Board of Directors

 
Eddie Daffern, CMO
AMCC President and Mayor, City of Staples
David Speicher

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.

He is the chairman of the Small Cities Advisory Council and has been very active with TMLI, having attained the CMO designation the past five 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.

  

Harish Jajoo
AMCC 1st Vice President and Councilmember, City of Sugar Land

Harish

Harish Jajoo was elected to his second two-year term in 2013. Harish and his wife Shashi have lived in Sugar Land since 1985. They have two grown sons.

Harish is a consulting engineer and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He is an urban infrastructure professional who managed public works and engineering for the City of Houston for 29 years. Harish is a Certified Floor Plain Manager (CFM) in the State of Texas and is active in several professional and community activities and organizations. Harish also serves as President of TML Region 14. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum as well as a graduate of the Fort Bend Leadership Program.


Brandy Callahan, CMO
AMCC 2nd Vice President amd Councilmember, City of Borger

Brandy Callahan

Brandy Callahan is a fourth generation resident of Borger and was elected to serve as a councilmember in 2012. She was instrumental in getting the Borger Youth Advisory Council established and currently over sees the program. Brandy is the TML Region 2 first vice president, serves on the TML Small Cities Advisory Council, served on the 2013 and 2014 TML Resolutions Committee, and earned the designation of Certified Municipal Official for 2014 and 2015. On August 22, 2014, she graduated from the first annual TML Leadership Academy and was honored with the title of "TML Leadership Fellow."

Brandy wrote two articles for Texas Town & City magazine in 2014. The first article, "Investing In Today," appeared in the April 14, 2014 volume of Texas Town & City and was reprinted in Current Municipal Problems, a quarterly publication for people interested in identifying and solving problems of local government. The second article, "What's Your Best Advice for a Newly Elected Official," appeared in the June 14, 2014 volume of Texas Town & City.

Brandy is very active in her community and volunteers her time with various boards and non-profit organizations. At the present time, she is the vice president of the Borger Downtown Merchants Association, a member of the Borger Rotary Club, a member of the Hutchinson County Republican Women, a board member for the Hutchinson County Leadership Advisory Board, and is also involved with many youth organizations in Borger.

She is a licensed massage therapy instructor and a licensed massage therapist by the State of Texas. The focus of her career has been in medical massage and sports massage therapy. She has been a therapist and small business owner for over ten year.

Brandy and her husband Harry have two children. They enjoy spending their free time chasing after their children at their various sporting and academic activities.

Judy Freeman Chambers, CMO
TML Board Representative and Councilmember, City of Mexia
Judy Freeman Chambers

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 has also received her Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation four times through the TMLI program.

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 one granddaughter Zoe.  

 

David Speicher, CMO
AMCC Past President and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Justin
David Speicher

David has served on the Justin City Council for more than seven years and is in his third 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, engineer for the City of Fort Worth Water Department, development review administrator for the City of Denton, 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 Roanoke. 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.