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.

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

  • Stan Graham, Councilmember, West Lake Hills
  • Marcus Norris, City Attorney, Amarillo
  • Greg Guernsey, Director of Planning, Austin
  • Bob Nicks, Fire Department, Austin
  • Meghan Riley, Assistant City Attorney, Austin
  • Abigail Smith, Chief Animal Services Officer, Austin
  • Suzanne De Leon, Mayor, Balcones Heights
  • Mike Lester, Director of Health, Baytown
  • Jimmy Martinez, Mayor, Beeville
  • Deborah Balli, City Manager, Beeville
  • Ron Fletcher, Councilmember, Buda
  • Matt Powell, Mayor, Cedar Park
  • Daniel Biles, Director of Engineering Services, Corpus Christi
  • Tom Tagliabue, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Corpus Christi
  • Sandy Greyson, Councilmember, Dallas
  • Pete Kamp, Mayor Pro Tem, Denton
  • John Cook, Mayor, El Paso
  • Matthew McElroy, Director of City Development, El Paso
  • Ted Gorski, Assistant City Attorney, Fort Worth
  • Bob Harmon, Transportation Authority, Fort Worth
  • Chris Mosley, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Fort Worth
  • Jason Chessher, Director of Health, Garland
  • Brian England, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Garland
  • John Willis, Councilmember, Garland
  • Charles England, Mayor, Grand Prairie
  • Judith Ramsey, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Houston
  • Jack Brockhouse, Mayor, Ivanhoe
  • Mike Castro, City Manager, Jersey Village
  • Sam Fugate, Mayor, Kingsville
  • Jerry Hendrix, Director of Communications and Community Development, Kyle
  • Alex Perez, Councilmember, Laredo
  • Ed Smith, Mayor, Marshall
  • Lanny Armstrong, Fire Chief, Pasadena
  • Bob Townsend, Mayor, Richardson
  • Laura Maczka, Mayor Pro Tem, Richardson
  • Dave Carter, Assistant Director of Development Services, Richardson
  • Bryan Sylvester, Chief of Police, Richardson
  • Kathy Davis, Director of Animal Care Services, San Antonio
  • James Jones, Police Department, San Antonio
  • Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager, San Antonio
  • David Martinez, Fire Department, San Antonio
  • Brad McMurray, Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services, San Antonio
  • Melissa Ramirez, Planning Manager, San Antonio
  • Christopher Steele, District Fire Chief, San Antonio
  • Rod Sanchez, Director of Development Services, San Antonio
  • Michael Sawaya, Sports Facilities Department, San Antonio
  • Chris Shields, Sports Facilities Department, San Antonio
  • Paul Wendland, Assistant City Attorney, San Antonio
  • Ken Baker, Senior Director of Planning and Development, Southlake
  • Jo Ann Evans, Mayor Pro Tem, South Padre Island
  • Greg Morgan, Director of Utilities and Public Works, Tyler
  • Mark Whatley, Mayor Pro Tem, Tyler
  • Jerry James, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Victoria
  • Dave Claunch, Mayor, West Lake Hills
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