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.
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.
Anne Garmon is the Finance Director of the City of Vernon TX (11,000 population). Prior to this she was a Budget Analyst for Alachua County FL and the City of Odessa TX and a Management Analyst for the City of Fort Worth TX. Ms. Garmon’s non-municipal experience includes being a Management Information Consultant for Andersen Consulting in Nashville TN and an Assistant Registrar for Valparaiso University in Valparaiso IN. She earned a bachelor of science in Finance from Murray State University and a M.B.A from the University of Kentucky.
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.
Tom Hart has served as Grand Prairie City Manager since 1999. Prior to that, Hart was Assistant City Manager and later City Manager in Euless for 16 years. He was one of the youngest city managers in the history of Texas when he served as City Manager in The Colony from 1978-1981. Known for his attention to world class customer service and innovative management style, Hart created the city’s popular and successful mission to “create Raving Fans by delivering World Class Service.”
During his tenure as Grand Prairie’s City Manager, he has overseen the reconstruction of the historic Uptown Theater and construction of QuikTrip Ballpark, Verizon Theatre, the Ruthe Jackson Center and Gardens, Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, Tony Shotwell Life Center, Prairie Paws Adoption Center, the Splash Factory, Alliance Skate Park, the Public Safety Training Center, Municipal Court House, the Public Safety Building, and Active Adult Center.
Hart serves on the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation and was named Zeus Man of the Year by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce in 2009. Hart was honored in the 2009 Grand Prairie Rotary Club Golf Tournament for his significant contributions to the Grand Prairie community. Hart was instrumental in founding Grand Prairie’s Rotary Club Golf Tournament in 2001, which has provided more than $1 million in dental services to Grand Prairie children.
His professional awards also include:
He and his wife, Susan, have two sons, Austen and Travis.
Robert S. Hauck was raised in Central Indiana, but moved to Southern California, where he completed his last two years of high school. In 1986, he joined the United States Army Reserve Corps and was assigned as a criminal investigator until 1994. Mr. Hauck began his law enforcement career as a Los Angeles Police Officer in May 1988, and worked a variety of assignments such as, patrol, internal affairs, community relations, training, vice, and special operations. Mr. Hauck promoted to the rank of detective, where he worked as a death investigator, and soon after promoted to sergeant. In addition to working as a patrol supervisor, he was assigned as a commander’s aide, internal affairs supervisor, and as a vice unit supervisor.
In 2001, Mr. Hauck was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was initially assigned as a patrol watch commander. He also worked as the Assistant Employee Relations Administrator; Adjutant to the Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau; and Executive Officer to the Chief of Police. Prior to his promotion to captain, he served as the Department Advocate for two years. Mr. Hauck promoted to the rank of captain in 2006 and was first assigned as the Commanding Officer, West Los Angeles Patrol Division, and finally as the Assistant Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division, where he was responsible for SWAT, K-9, Mounted Unit, Underwater Dive Team, and Waterborne Assault Team operations.
In June 2008, Mr. Hauck retired from the Los Angeles Police Department and joined the
City of Tomball, Texas, where he served as Chief of Police until April 2014, when he was promoted to Assistant City Manager. Mr. Hauck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the West Point Leadership Program, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and Leadership North Houston.
Mr. Hauck is an active member in several professional organizations including the Texas City Managers Association; Texas Municipal League; International Association of Chiefs of Police; FBI National Academy Associates; Texas Police Chiefs Association; Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (Past President); and Police Executive Research Forum. Although Mr. Hauck made the transition from full-time law enforcement into city management, he maintains his peace officer commission as a Reserve Captain with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Hauck and his wife (Kathleen) have three children- Lauren (21); Conner (15); and Madeline (13)
Konrad Hildebrandt graduated from Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, emphasis in International Business, minor in Portuguese and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, emphasis in Local Government Management and Facility Management. He is currently the Assistant City Manager for the City of Odessa, Texas overseeing Administrative/Internal Services Departments. Konrad has over 26 years Public Sector Experience in Arizona and Utah with 14 years as a City Manager.
Konrad serves on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Business and Resources Board; Ector County Physical Activity Coalition (ECPAC); Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Buffalo Trails Council; Texas City Manager’s Association (TCMA) Ethics Committee; International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA); United Way of Odessa City Chairperson; LDS Church Public Affairs Council; New Board member of the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP).
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.
Darron Leiker has served as City Manager in Wichita Falls for 11 years. He oversees 1,200 employees and an annual budget of $170 million. He was an Assistant City Manager here for three years before that. Darron has over 20 years of local government experience, in Texas and Kansas.
He has a Master of Public Administration degree and is a Credentialed City Manager by the International City Management Association (ICMA), a distinction held by less than 30% of the nation’s City Managers. Darron is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia.
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.
Jay Doegey was named Executive Director of TCAP in June 2015. He had retired in 2014 as Arlington City Attorney, a position he held 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. Prior to his retirement from the City of Arlington, Jay served as a member of the TCAP Board, TCAP President, 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 was 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.