Miles Risley has served as a director for TCAP since it was established at the beginning of 2011. He has served as City Attorney for the cities of Victoria, Wichita Falls, and Corpus Christi. He has been involved in electricity regulation issues since 1994, when he became a municipal attorney in Victoria, Texas, and, in the following years represented Victoria to the Steering Committee of Cities served by Central Power & Light and the South Texas Aggregation Project, Inc. (STAP). In 2009, he became the City Attorney for Wichita Falls and represented it to the Cities Aggregation Power Project (CAPP) and the Oncor Cities Steering Committee. In 2014, he became the City Attorney for Corpus Christi. As a municipal attorney for more than 20 years, Mr. Risley has drafted numerous resolutions and ordinances relating to electric, gas, and other utility issues. He has also negotiated franchise agreements with electric, gas, cable, and telephone providers. In addition, he has lobbied legislators throughout the years on various issues.
Courtney Alvarez is the City Attorney for the City of Kingsville. She has served as a city attorney for Kingsville since 2000. Prior to her career in Kingsville, she worked for several years at an insurance defense firm in Corpus Christi. She has been involved with STAP issues since its inception in 2001 and has served on the TCAP Board of Directors since January 2011. She has a BBA in International Business and in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Graduating Cum Laude from the University of Houston in Houston with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree, I obtained my Certified Public Accountant certificate in September 1988, 2 years after completing college.
In 1986 I began employment with the accounting firm, Harrison, Waldrop & Uherek (HWU), an accounting firm which consists of 15-19 professionals, serving as an Audit Manager, in charge of several large government entities, private and public enterprises. I remained with HWU until January 1995 when I was hired as the Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Victoria. One year later, I was appointed as the City of Victoria Director of Finance; also serving as the treasurer of the Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation and remaining in both capacities to date.
For the period March, 2009 until October, 2009 I acted as interim representative to ERCOT.
I was a board member of STAP representing the City of Victoria from March, 2009 until the end of 2010, at which time I was elected to the TCAP board.
I have served on the board of TCAP for the term of January, 2011 through December, 2014, currently serving in the capacity of treasurer. To date, I have been unable to attend only two meetings, both with an excused absence.
David Barber has been employed as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arlington since 1988. During that time, David’s principle areas of responsibility include or have included cable television, electric, gas and telecommunication franchising; municipal election law; monitoring Texas legislative sessions; monitoring telecommunications and cable television issues before the Texas Legislature, Congress and the FCC; local regulation of sexually oriented businesses; local government ethics; land use and development law; municipal redistricting; and municipal court prosecution. David has been an active participant in the Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues (TCCFUI) since 1998 and has served as TCCFUI’s Telecommunications Committee Chair since 2008. David was certified as a Local Government Fellow “in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the field of local government law” by the International Municipal Lawyers Association in 2006 and recertified in 2011. David received his B.A. in history from the University of Texas at Arlington and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.
Karen Bostic is an Assistant City Manager for the City of North Richland Hills and oversees administrative/fiscal services for the City including budget, finance, information services, municipal court, communications, legislative analysis, franchised utilities and the city’s solid waste contract. She also oversees community services including the Parks & Recreation Department, Iron Horse Golf Course, NRH2O Family Water Park and the North Richland Hills Public Library. Ms. Bostic earned a bachelor’s of business administration in management from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s in public administration from the University of North Texas. She joined the City of North Richland Hills in 1999 as the city’s director of budget and research. Prior to this, Ms. Bostic held positions with the City of Garland, Texas; the City of Kaufman, Texas and worked for several years in public accounting. Ms. Bostic has been on the TCAP Board of Directors since 2011.
Odis Dolton has served on the CAPP and now TCAP boards for over 6 years representing West Texas and Abilene. He currently serves as one of the Assistant Directors of Finance with the City of Abilene. He has worked for the City of Abilene for over eleven (11) years in Finance and Administrative Services as Assistant Director. He is Co-Owner of West Texas Home Health Services, a home health care company. He gives back to the community through his work in the church, volunteer work on six different non-profit organizations and work with a youth football league. His undergraduate work at Abilene Christian University includes a BSW in Social Work and Industrial Education, and a BA in Drafting. He holds a Master’s of Science in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio, Texas.
Teclo Garcia started his career at the City of McAllen in 1999 as Director of Media Relations forming the City’s first public information office . After leaving in 2001 to be Editor in Chief at the Brownsville Herald followed by Senior Editor at the Arizona Republic, Teclo returned to McAllen in 2008 to the position of Director of Government Affairs for the City of McAllen. Teclo is currently responsible for developing state and federal legislative agendas for the City on issues ranging from transit, water policy, immigration, port of entries, aviation, and development. Prior to 1999, Teclo was with Editor of the Monitor, reporter for the Valley Morning Star and Corpus Christi Caller – Times, and served in the United States Air Force.
Teclo received his Bachelors in Mass Communications from Southwest Texas State University.
Gabriel Gonzalez is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BA degree in Economics. He has been with the City of Harlingen as Assistant City Manager for 13 years and prior to coming to Harlingen, he served as City Manager for the City of San Benito for 3 years. He was with San Benito for a total of 8 years serving as Community Development Director, Assistant City Manager and eventually City Manager. Prior to that, he worked for the City of Brownsville for 6 years.
He served as a STAP Board member before the organization merged into TCAP.
Mike Goodrum has been with the City of Sugar Land for over 13 years and is currently serving as the Assistant City Manager. Goodrum oversees Finance, Public Works & Utilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Parks & Recreation, Strategic Initiatives, & Tourism.
He began his career as an intern with the City of Sugar Land in 1999 and progressed to several leadership positions with the City, including Community and Environmental Services Director and Director of Public Works. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University.
Goodrum is member of the International City/County Management Association, the Texas City Management Association and the American Public Works Association.
He and his wife, Jessica, have two daughters and a son. All were born in Sugar Land and are active with their school and sports leagues.
Hector M. Hinojosa is the Assistant City Manager & Finance Director of Alice. He began his career in municipal government with the City of Kingsville and was hired as Finance Director for the City of Alice June 17, 2007 and was assigned the responsibilities of Assistant City Manager in July 2008. He is responsible for assisting in running the daily operation for the City of Alice. Hector has also worked as a Finance Director for the City of Lockhart, the Corpus Christi Airport and the City of Driscoll. He was also Kleberg County Treasurer from January, 2006 until October, 2007. Hector currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) and was an original Board of Director Member for the South Texas Aggregation Project (STAP) when it was organized in 2000 before merging with Cities Aggregation Project (CAPP) to become TCAP. Hector received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&I University in May, 1969.
Clifford Howard is the Fiscal Services Manager for the City of Lewisville and is soon approaching his 25th anniversary with the City. Clifford’s area of expertise is utility rate studies, utility collection and billing services, as well as banking and investments. For the past 10 years, Clifford has served on the Dallas Water Utility Cost of Service subcommittee and this past year he also served on the TCAP Technology committee. He is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, and Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas. Clifford is a graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Mark Israelson is the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the City of Plano. Mark’s 12 years of work in Plano has included service as a Budget Analyst, Assistant to the City Manager, Director of Customer & Utility Services and Assistant City Manager. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP), the Boards of University of North Texas Alumni Association, University of North Texas MPA Alumni and SEI Advisory, and is an active member of Urban Management Assistants of North Texas (UMANT), Texas City Management Association (TCMA), and ICMA. Before his employment with the City of Plano, Mark worked in the private sector as a utility and regulatory consultant specializing in utility rates for municipalities. After several years in the private sector, Mark entered local government after receiving an offer from the City of Plano. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science and his Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Texas, graduating in 1994 and 1996 respectively.
Jonathan Phillips is the Director of Administration and Strategic Services for the City of Keller. He is responsible for supervising all Administration staff, Maintenance Division and the City’s communication efforts. Also included in his duties are special projects, franchise utilities for electric, gas, telephone and cable. He also manages the City’s contracts for solid waste and recycling services, and cell towers. In addition to these roles, he serves as the City’s liaison to the Public Arts Board. Jonathan’s background in municipal government spans eleven years and includes extensive management experience in parks and recreation and facilities.
Phillips holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Julie Robinson is the City Administrator for the City of Dickinson. She is currently the TCAP Board representative for the Houston-Galveston area and has served on the Board for the last three years. For the last 14 years, she has actively and regularly participated in electric and gas rate cases on behalf of her cities and ratepayers through the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities and other city organizations. Julie was involved with CAPP at its inception in 2000 and successfully led both Oak Point and Dickinson to join CAPP after her appointments in those cities. Additionally, she has educated cities on the benefits of joining CAPP and/or STAP and now TCAP over the last 12 years and continues to serve as a champion for the benefits offered by TCAP. Julie is actively involved with the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities in electric and gas rate cases.
Greg Vick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Abilene Christian University and his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Texas. He served on the first Board for the original Cities Aggregation Power Project.
Mr. Vick brings has over 30 years of municipal experience. His public service includes serving in the capacity as City Manager in the following cities:
He also served as Assistant City Manager in:
His experience is in cities of various sizes including those that are fast growing as well as those undergoing major redevelopment efforts. In May of 2013, he began his service with the City of Watauga.
Dr. Moravec has served since 1987 as the finance director for the Town of Addison. He also served on the TCAP board as its organization’s secretary, and as vice chairman of the Cities Aggregation Power Project. Dr. Moravec received his Ph.D in public affairs from the University of Texas Dallas in 2011.
As TCAP executive director, Dr. Moravec will execute policies developed by the organization’s 15-member Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives of member cities. Dr. Moravec also will help coordinate the solicitation and award of electric supply contracts for TCAP, help expand TCAP’s membership, and respond to the needs of the organization’s member cities.