City Officials Testify

When the legislature is in session, nothing compares to the effectiveness of city officials testifying at the Capitol. City officials who take their time to travel to Austin to speak out on important city issues should be applauded by us all. The League extends its thanks to all those who have vigilantly represented cities during this special session.

The following officials testified in committee hearings held through July 25: 

  • Aaron Bovos, Chief Financial Officer, City of Fort Worth
  • Aaron Woolverton, Assistant Chief, City of Austin
  • Allen Bogard, City Manager, City of Sugar Land
  • Charles Cato, Chief of Police, City of Mesquite
  • Craig Farmer, Planning and Development Director, City of Weatherford
  • Craig Foshee, ADA Coordinator (Facilities), City of Mesquite
  • Betsy Price, Mayor, City of Fort Worth
  • Beth South, Councilmember, City of Westlake Hills
  • Brian Plunkett, Councilmember, City of Westlake Hills
  • David Billings, Councilmember, City of Fate
  • Deborah Fisher, Councilmember, City of Lucas
  • Derrick K. Freeman, Mayor, City of Port Arthur
  • Donald Glywasky, Lawyer, City of Galveston
  • Hilary Shine, Executive Director of Public Information, City of Killeen
  • James Jones, Sargeant, San Antonio Police Department
  • James M. Kuykendall, Mayor, City of Oak Ridge North
  • Jeff Casper, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Mesquite
  • Jerry Bark, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Harker Heights
  • Jimmy Flannigan, Councilmember, City of Austin
  • Jocelyn Murphy, Planning Manager, City of Fort Worth
  • Joe Zimmerman, Mayor, Sugar Land
  • Jungus Jordan, Council Member, Fort Worth
  • Ret. Major General Juan G. Ayala, Director of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio
  • Keith Mars, City Arborist, City of Austin
  • Laura Hill, Mayor, City of Southlake
  • Linda Anthony, Mayor, City of West Lake Hills
  • Mary Dennis, Mayor, City of Live Oak
  • Mary Elliott, Director of Planning and Annexation, City of Fort Worth
  • Melinda Ramos, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Fort Worth
  • Michael Barger, Sergeant, Austin Police Department
  • Michael Loftin, Assistant City Manager of Finance, City of Galveston
  • Michael Sawaya, Exec. Director of Convention and Sports Facilities, City of San Antonio
  • Mike Shannon, Development Services Director, City of San Antonio
  • Patricia Link, Assistant City Attorney, City of Austin
  • Peter Zanoni, Deputy City Manager, City of San Antonio
  • Randal Scott, Division Manager of Park Planning, City of Austin
  • Rhonda McCollough, Council Member, City of West Lake Hills
  • Richard DePalma, Vice Chair of Parks and Recreation Board, City of Austin
  • Rick Ramirez, Intergovernmental Relations Manager, City of Sugar Land
  • Robert Garza, Mayor, Del Rio
  • Rodney Gonzales, Director of Development Services, City of Austin
  • Ron Nirenberg, Mayor, City of San Antonio
  • Ronnie Morris, Assistant Police Chief, City of Grand Prairie
  • Sam Drugan, City Attorney, City of Kingsbury
  • Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin
  • Suzanne Bellsnyder, City Manager, City of Spearman
  • Virginia Collier, City Planner, City of Austin
  • Tim Tietjens, Director of Development, City of Galveston
  • Tom Tagliabue, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, City of Corpus Christi
  • Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, City of San Antonio
  • William McManus, Chief of Police, City of San Antonio
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