TAMCC Board of Directors



Tom Lombard
TAMCC President and Councilmember, City of North Richland Hills 

Tom Lombard has served on the council since May of 2009 and currently serves as the vice president of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and on the TML Board of Directors as Regional Director for Region VIII. He also serves on the National League of Cities (NLC) Hispanic Elected Local Officials Committee and the NLC Information Technology and Communications Committee (ITC).

Tom has been a resident of North Richland Hills since 1994. He is employed as a software engineer with AT&T. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, and an Associate of Applied Science from the Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tom and his wife, Paula, have been married since 1985 and have three daughters. They are members of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in North Richland Hills.


W.L. Pate Jr., CMO
TAMCC 1st Vice President and Councilmember, City of Beaumont

W. L. Pate is serving his fifth term as city councilmember at large for the City of Beaumont. He is very active in TML receiving his second consecutive Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation in 2016 and is currently the president of TML Region 16. He is also active at the national level with the National League of Cities (NLC) as Leadership Fellow with a Platinum Designation from NLC University, as well as serving on Community and Economic Development Committee.

W. L. is active in his community serving as president of the Babe Zaharias Foundation as well as past president and current board member of several civic organizations. He is a retired as an Army lieutenant colonel serving 27 years in the Army Reserves. His last assignment was as Command and General Staff College instructor. He holds a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. in Economics from Lamar University as well as a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He is president of PRG Services, a recruiting and consulting firm and Diagnostic Services, L.L.C, a provider of healthcare diagnostics to primary care and physicians of other specialties. He is an expert witness in employment law and is a certified personnel consultant and certified temporary staffing specialist. He has two daughters, Suzanne and Jennifer.


Lottie Spencer
TAMCC 2nd Vice President and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Littlefield

Lottie Spencer has been a councilmember for the City of Littlefield for more than four years. Lottie is very active in her community as a member of the Lamb County Library Board, the Duggan House Museum Board, and is past president of the Littlefield Lion’s Club. She is currently on the South Plains Association of Government Board, and the Littlefield Economic Development Council Type B Board.

Lottie is heavily involved in TML Region 3 and the Texas Municipal League Institute having been awarded three TMLI awards in her years of service.

Her passion is being a mother of two adult children and grandmother to the world’s greatest grandson and granddaughter. She loves serving her city, meeting new people, traveling, and reading.


Eddie Daffern
TML Board Representative and Mayor, City of Staples

Eddie Daffern was a member of the committee to incorporate Staples in 2008. He was elected as the first mayor and has served since November, 2008. Mayor Daffern is a member of the Texas Municipal League’s Small Cities Advisory Council and was Chairman in 2014-2015. He served as the 2015-2016 President of the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (TAMCC), and has been very active in the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) having attained the Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation every year since 2010.

Eddie is a retired professional salesman in both the jewelry and medical industries. He is a Vietnam Veteran and retired from the U.S. Marines, Reserves and National Guard after 34 years of service. He is also very active in the Masons and Shriners organizations. Eddie and his wife Shari enjoy travel and do so extensively.


TAMCC Past President - Position Vacant