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 Arlington 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.
Jay Doegey has been the Arlington City Attorney since 1986. He was an Assistant City Attorney in Corpus Christi from 1977 until 1986. He has a B.A. in mathematics with a minor in economics from Southern Illinois University and a J.D. from the University of Texas in Austin. He served in the U.S. Navy both on active duty and in the reserves and retired after 23 years as a Captain. He is the Chair of the Oncor (Electric) Cities Steering Committee, Co-Chair of the Atmos (Gas) Cities Steering Committee, Treasurer of Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues, and an incorporator of CAPP and TCAP. He served as President of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) in 2012 and served as President of the Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) in 2008. He was a leading advocate for the merger of CAPP with STAP to form TCAP. He has been a tireless advocate for cities particularly in the area of utilities. He received IMLA’s Outstanding National Public Service Award by a Local Government Attorney (1996); is designated an IMLA Local Government Fellow; and was recognized in 2012 by IMLA for leading the Arlington City Attorney’s Office in achieving IMLA’s designation for Excellence in Legal Services. Jay is a current board member of TCAP and is serving as its President.
Julie Johnston is the City Administrator for the City of Dickinson. She is currently the TCAP Board representative for the Houston-Galveston area. For the last 12 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. 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 10 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, and, in September of 2011, testified on behalf of GCCC at the Texas Public Utility Commission in a CenterPoint Electric rate case and helped GCCC successfully prevent the consolidation of cases sought by CenterPoint Electric. She anticipates testifying on behalf of Dickinson and GCCC in CenterPoint Gas’s Cost of Service Adjustment case before the Texas Railroad Commission in early 2012.
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, 2012, currently serving in the capacity of treasurer. To date, I have been unable to attend only one meeting, with an excused absence.
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.
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, human resources, legislative analysis and organizational analysis. She is the city’s liaison for franchised utilities including electricity, telephone and gas. She also has oversight over the city’s solid waste contract. 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.
Jonathan Phillips is the Management Assistant for the City of Keller. Phillips is responsible for overseeing Special Projects as well as franchise utilities for electric, gas, telephone and cable within the city limits. 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 nine 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.
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. Mr. Dolton is interested and willing to continue to serve Abilene, West Texas and the entire TCAP system.
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.
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.
Alison Logan is the First Assistant City Attorney and the Chief of Litigation for the City of Corpus Christi. She has been with the City for six years.
She currently oversees the daily functions of the City Attorney’s office including payroll, budget, personnel issues, and staffing. She also manages all of the litigation in which the City is involved.
During her tenure with the City Attorney’s Office, Alison has worked on a number of high profile cases including the first civil lawsuit in the State of Texas against the parent of a juvenile graffiti tagger, a civil injunction against an illegal sand mining operation, a civil injunction lawsuit against the City to enjoin it from demolishing Memorial Coliseum, a challenge by smoke shop owners to the City’s ordinance regulating “Illegal Smoking Products and Related Paraphernalia,” and two declaratory judgment actions for Bond 2004/2008.
Alison is currently serving on the TCAP Board and is a board member of the State Bar of Texas Crime Victims’ Committee. She also is a past board member of the Red Cross.
Ms. Logan is married and has one daughter.
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.
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.
• TCAP – I have been involved with TCAP (CAP) since the very beginning, first as the supervisor of our representative and then as the City’s representative.
• TCAP Board – member for several years
• TCAP Committees – committees work includes customer relations, customer services, bond, and elections over several years. As a member of TCAP and these committees I have travel to Austin to testify and worked our TML booth.
• TCAP – one of three CAP members to serve on the CAP/STAP merger committee
• GFOA – 37 year member
• GFOAT – 35 year Member
• CGFO – 22 years
• CTA – certified tax administrator
Education & Awards
• BBA Baylor University
• First city in Texas to earn the Distinguished Budget Award and one of only 3 in Texas to receive the award in the first year
• Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting – received for 29 years
Miles Risley has served as a director for TCAP since it was established at the beginning of 2011. He has been involved in electricity regulation issues since 1994, when he became an assistant city attorney in Victoria, Texas. In the following years, he often represented the City of Victoria to the Steering Committee of Cities served by Central Power & Light. In 2008, he became the City Attorney for Victoria, Texas, and served as its representative to the South Texas Aggregation Project, Inc. (STAP). Between the time STAP was created and 2008, 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. As a municipal attorney for more than 15 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.
Carlos Yerena has served as a Board Member for the TCAP since its creation, and previously served as a Board Member for STAP. Carlos was a vocal advocate for the merger of CAPP with STAP and has promoted efficiency, productivity and a competitive rate structure that ensures savings for municipalities during his tenure as a TCAP and STAP board member. Carlos is currently serving as City Manager for the City of Harlingen and is in charge of all aspects of City administration. He has over 19 years of experience in public administration, finance, and utility operations. Carlos holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas-Austin and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg.