TAMCC Board of Directors
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.
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.
Judy Freeman Chambers
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 has also received her Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation four times through the TMLI program.
Judy has been afforded the opportunity to travel throughout the country and experience different cultures and societies as a former military spouse. She is the proud mother of two and grandmother of four, HC, Issak, Austin, and Zoe.
TAMCC Past President and Councilmember, City of Sugar Land
Harish Jajoo was elected to another two-year term on the Sugar Land City Council in 2015 and also serves as president of TML Region 14.
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. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum as well as a graduate of the Fort Bend Leadership Program.
Harish and his wife Shashi have lived in Sugar Land since 1985. They have two grown sons.