City Officials Testify

When the legislature is in session,nothing compares to the effectiveness of city officials testifying at theCapitol. City officials who take their time to travel to Austin to speak out onimportant city issues should be applauded by us all.

Among the city officials who recently testifiedin front of legislative committees are the following:

  • ArtAcevedo, Chief of Police, Austin
  • HeatherCooke, Water Utility Legislative and Environmental Program Coordinator, Austin
  • CarrieGordon, Mayor, Balch Springs
  • EdMorris, City Manager, Balch Springs
  • ClayHuckaby, Fire Chief, Buda
  • BrianLaBorde, Assistant City Manager, Buda
  • MikeForeman, City Manager, Celina
  • TomTagliabue, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Corpus Christi
  • Sylvia Borunda Firth, City Attorney, El Paso
  • ClydeSmith, Economic Development Director, Emory
  • JoelBurns, City Council, Fort Worth
  • JasonChessher, Health Department, Garland
  • DianaOats, Animal Services, Garland
  • SamFugate, Mayor, Kingsville
  • ManuelLongoria, City Manager, Leon Valley
  • J.P.Steelman, Fire Chief, Longview
  • DoyleMosier, Mayor, Martindale
  • KevinPagan, City Attorney, McAllen
  • LeopoldoPalacios, Mayor, Pharr
  • FredSandoval, City Manager, Pharr
  • RubenVillescas, Chief of Police, Pharr
  • AlvinNew, Mayor, San Angelo
  • ArmandoGarza, Mayor Pro Tem, San Juan
  • KenBaker, Planning Director, Southlake
  • ToddMarina, Assistant City Manager, The Colony
  • HectorForestier, City Manager, Willis
  • BobFlocke, Mayor, Wimberley
  • MacMcCullough, City Council, Wimberley
  • SteveThurber, City Council, Wimberley
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